Equine

Strongylosis in a horse carcass

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In a 12 months old Cavall Pirinenc Català breed horse carcass the presence of abundant cystic structures disseminated on the peritoneum and abdominal fat was observed. Inside the cysts, roundworm larvae were found. (more…)

Year 2018 summary

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During 2018 SESC has managed a total of 121 queries. Of these, 13 were solely telematic and the remaining 108 requests corresponded included samples for laboratorial analysis. (more…)

Year 2017 summary

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During 2017 a total of 98 queries have been managed in SESC. Of these, 14 were purely telematic and the remaining 84 requests corresponded to laboratory analysis of samples.
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Stone-like lung lesions in a horse carcass

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In a 21 years old, cross breed, mare carcass several masses  with a very hardened consistency (stone-like) and considerable size (10-15 cm) were observed located in the right apical lobe and in the ventral margins of diaphragmatic lobes. (more…)

Horse carcasses with yellow fat disease

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In the last months  4 cases of horse carcasses with an abnormal yellowish-brown coloration of adipose tissue have been submitted. (more…)

Year 2016 summary

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During 2016 a total of 83 queries have been managed in SESC. Of these, 11 were purely telematic and the remaining 72 requests corresponded to laboratory analysis of samples.
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Year 2015 summary

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During 2015 a total of 99 queries have been managed in SESC. Of these, 7 were purely telematic and the remaining 92 requests corresponded to laboratory analysis of samples.
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Summer reading material: SESC’s six years follow-up

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A paper has been recently published in the journal Veterinary Pathology (as a commentary) which reviews the first 6 years of operation of SESC, the slaughterhouse support network. (more…)

Granulomatous myositis and steatitis in a mare

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In a 15 years old Hispano-Breton breed mare, multiple nodular lesions of small size (<2mm) were observed. They were widely distributed thoughout the carcass in the muscle and adipose tissue. (more…)

black teeth horse
black teeth horse

Black teeth horse

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In a 7 year old mare a uniform black discolouration was appreciated in all teeth. The owner explained that the animal had been fed eggplants ad libitum. (more…)

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