Thoracic cavity (bovine)

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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What is your diagnosis? (65)

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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…)

What is your diagnosis? (9)

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Chronic fibrinopurulent abscessing pneumonia

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A cachectic and dehydrated friesian cow presents at slaughter. In the thoracic cavity pleural adhesions can be appreciated, when cutting into the lung parenchyma hepatization was observed along with purulent lesions with obvious septal and pleural fibrosis. (more…)

What is your diagnosis? (8)

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Where does this calf hide its heart?

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In a batch of 14 calves with lesions of pleuritis and pleural adherences to the costal wall, one animal presented also with a lesion in the heart, of tumorous aspect, multilobulated, of soft consistency and of a whitish to reddish coloration which completely obliterated the pericardial sac. (more…)

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