Lymphoid (porcine)

What is your diagnosis? (73)

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

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…)

What is your diagnosis? (55)

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

What is your diagnosis? (53)

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

B cell leukemia in a pig carcass

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In a male, cross-breed, 6 months old pig carcass the inspectors observed a change in the color of the vertebrae and sternum accompanied by a loss of consistency of the bone marrow. (more…)

Hemorrhagic diathesis in a pig carcass

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In a 6 months old, mixed breed, pig carcass multiple hemorrhages (petechiae and ecchymoses) were observed on the skin, thoracic and abdominal cavities serous membranes. The lymph nodes had a haemorrhagic appearance throughout the carcass. (more…)

Splenomegaly and peritoneal lesions in a pig carcass

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In a 6 months old cross breed sow, a marked splenomegaly (measuring about 85 cm) was observed, the spleen also had a pale coloration and a marbe-like appearance. In the peritoneal serous membranes small whitish nodular lesions could be seen with an appearance similar to a chronic peritonitis. (more…)

Els canvis de coloració grogosa (icterícia) eren evidents en el teixit adipós pericàrdic així com a l’esclera, als endotelis i a la pèlvis renal.
Els canvis de coloració grogosa (icterícia) eren evidents en el teixit adipós pericàrdic així com a l’esclera, als endotelis i a la pèlvis renal.

Splenomegaly and jaundice in pig carcasses

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In two hybrid breed pig carcasses a marked jaundice and splenomegaly were observed. Macroscopically the liver showed no alterations.

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Un segon exemple del cas descrit a la Figura 1.
Un segon exemple del cas descrit a la Figura 1.

Lymphadenopathy and skin lesions in pigs

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Lately several inquiries have been submitted to SESC regarding pig carcasses with erythema (skin redness) and alterations of lymph nodes. (more…)

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