Thoracic cavity (bovine)

Pneumonia in a calf caused by Mycoplasma bovis

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We received samples from a 11-month-old carcass of a Asturiana de los Valles breed calf. The lung showed nodules from 0,5 cm to 2 cm in diameter, with caseous content at the cut surface, that were distributed craneo-ventrally in the apical and caudal lobes. Also, scant similar nodules showing similar appearance could be seen in the parietal pleura. (more…)

What is your diagnosis? (94)

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At the end of the post you can vote for the right diagnosis!  (more…)

What is your diagnosis? (89)

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Any given day in a ruminant slaughterhouse (2/2)

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We continue with this second post dedicated to the lesions that were observed in condemned viscera from bovine carcasses.
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Mucormycosis in a calf

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In a male, friesian, eleven months old calf  two nodular lesions were observed, with a granulomatous appearance in the lung and caudal mediastinal lymph node. (more…)

Granulomatous-suppurative pneumonia due to Nocardia in a calf

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In a 10-month-old Friesian calf a nodule of about 5 cm in diameter, with a caseous appearance, was seen in the lung. (more…)

Tuberculous lesions: why is it important to confirm the diagnosis?

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Passive surveillance based on the detection of tuberculous lesions in slaughtered animals is key to the eradication of tuberculosis. (more…)

Tuberculosis surveillance in slaughterhouses

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Tuberculosis is a zoonosis caused by bacteria of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. In Catalonia, in the last 5 years, cases of bovine tuberculosis have decreased considerably due to the program being carried out to eradicate this disease. (more…)

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