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White spherical lesions in the abdominal viscera of a tuna

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An enquiry was submitted by an inspector of a fishermen’s guild that observed multiple spherical white lesions in a red tuna (Thunnus thynnus) liver.
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How does SESC work?!

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Here’s a graphic summary of how does SESC, the slaughterhouse support network, works (acronym from catalan Suport ESCorxadors). A continuing education tool for the official slaughterhouse meat inspectors of the Public Health Agency of Catalonia, managed by IRTA-CReSA in collaboration with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the UAB. (more…)

Rat-tailed larvae!?

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Images were submitted from a slaughterhouse of two larvae found in the sink of the toilet. The inspector who sent the samples was curious to know what was that strange rat-tailed larvae and wether it could be a parasite.

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What is your diagnosis? (21)

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

Cervical suppurative-necrotizing myositis in a sow

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In a 2-3 year old, cross breed sow, pale green lesions were observed in the cervical muscles. (more…)

Year 2014 summary

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During 2014 a total of 99 queries have been managed in SESC. Of these, 15 were purely telematic and the remaining 84 requests corresponded to laboratory analysis of samples.
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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…)

What is your diagnosis!? (14)

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

Year 2013 summary

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During 2013 a total of 147 queries have been managed in SESC. Of these, 23 were purely telematic and the remaining 124 requests corresponded to laboratory analysis of samples. (more…)

What is your diagnosis? (10)

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

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