Kidney (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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Any given day in a porcine slaughterhouse

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Last Friday, July the 6th we organized a practical workshop on lesion identification and description for porcine slaughterhouse official meat inspectors. To do this, we went to two pig slaughterhouses in Osona to collect condemned viscera. (more…)

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…)

African Swine Fever lesions

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The African Swine fever (ASF) virus is already present in Europe (see the post African swine fever, not only an African disease). Since there is a chance that the virus ends up reaching our latitudes, in this post, we wanted to review some of the typical lesions that that should elicit a suspect a case of ASF in the slaughterhouse. (more…)

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Nephroblastoma in a pig

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In a 6 months old, cross-bred female pig a single renal mass was observed , unilateral, of whitish colouration when cut and of about 3 cm in diameter. (more…)

Liposarcoma in a sow

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In a three years old sow carcass multinodular, whitish lesions were observed adjacent to the kidney and also affecting the renal parenchyma.
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