Abdominal cavity (porcine)

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Haemorrhages in a pig carcass: Don’t panic!

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With the recent detection of cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in wild boars in Belgium, anyone can see that there is a certain risk of introduction of this disease into our territory. Also Classical Swine Fever (CSF) might be introduced. Therefore it is essential that all the actors involved in the pig sector are trained and alert. Two essential aspects for the control of these diseases are biosecurity and a good system of passive surveillance that ensures an early diagnosis.

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Detection of swine fever lesions in slaughterhouses and game meat processing facilities

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African swine fever (ASF) and classical swine fever (CSF) are two notifible viral diseases of domestic pig and wild boar that can cause high mortality in pig farms, and clinically presenting mainly fever and hemorrhages. (more…)

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The case of the pig with its belly full of foam

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In a male, hybrid breed, 6 months old, pig carcass, upon opening the abdominal cavity, a large amount of serosanguinolent exudate with fibrin remains and an abundant amount of white foam was observed. The viscera had adherences between them and to the walls. (more…)

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Time to test your microbiological skills. What do you think was cultured form these nodules? At the end of the post you can vote for the right diagnosis! (more…)

Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis

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In a hybrid breed, 6 months old, sow carcass multiple air-filled vesicles were observed in several fragments of the mesentery of the small intestine and in the mesenteric lymph nodes. (more…)

It is not always a lymphoma

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In a 2 year old, female, pig carcass, multiple whitish, hardened nodules were observed in the liver and mesenteric lymph nodes. The cut surface was pink with whitish margins.
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