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.

During 2014, 22 entries have been published in this blog in Catalan, Spanish and English language. Four of them were diagnostic challenges. A total of 36.644 visits with a total of 82.030 page views have been recorded.

Below is a summary of the data from this year. Once again, we take this opportunity to acknowledge the cooperation and efforts of pathologists and animal health experts in CReSA, the SDPV, and the UAB Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, as well as that of the Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPCAT) staff, especially the veterinary meat inspectors whose contributions make the success of this page possible.

Evolution of the number of queries submitted to SESC. The number of consultations has decreased by 33% compared to last year, especially regarding those including laboratory analysis.

Evolution of the number of queries submitted to SESC. The number of consultations has decreased by 33% compared to last year, especially regarding those including laboratory analysis.

Species distribution of the consultations arrived at SESC. The beef sector, once again, is the one contributing with the most samples, especially for diagnosis confirmation of zoonoses such as tuberculosis and bovine cysticercosis. The pork industry continues positioned as the one with the largest number of purely telematics queries . Most poultry samples were submitted to confirm Marek's disease. The

Species distribution of the consultations arrived at SESC. The beef sector, once again, is the one contributing with the most samples, especially for diagnosis confirmation of zoonoses such as tuberculosis and bovine cysticercosis. The pork industry continues positioned as the one with the largest number of purely telematics queries . Most poultry samples were submitted to confirm Marek’s disease. The “Other” category includes multispecies queries, a query on a boar and one about an insect larvae found in the slaughterhouse.

Organs distribution  of the inquiries received. Within the category of multisystemic we allocated, for example, samples to confirm Marek's disease. Most samples of muscle/myocardium were submitted to confirm a diagnosis of cysticercosis.

Organs distribution of the inquiries received. Within the category of multisystemic we allocated, for example, samples to confirm Marek’s disease. Most samples of muscle/myocardium were submitted to confirm a diagnosis of cysticercosis.

Distribution of the samples according to the diagnostic service. SDPV: veterinary pathology diagnostic service. BSL3 biocontainment level unit 3 in CReSA. NBS2 CReSA conventional laboratories. The Veterinary bacteriology and mycology service (SVBM) and the parasitology laboratories are from the veterinary school at UAB. LVDMI: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases. The same query can generate different samples in the same service or different services

Distribution of the samples according to the diagnostic service. SDPV: veterinary pathology diagnostic service. BSL3 biocontainment level unit 3 in CReSA. NBS2 CReSA conventional laboratories. The Veterinary bacteriology and mycology service (SVBM) and the parasitology laboratories are from the veterinary school at UAB. LVDMI: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases. The same query can generate different samples in the same service or different services

 

 

Table 1: SUSPECTED CASES and DIAGNOSES

Initial suspect in query

Number of queries

% Suspect confirmation

ALTERNATIVE DIAGNOSES

Tuberculosis

32

50%   (16/32)

Fungal granulomas (4)

Granulomatous suppurative lesions (Nocardia spp) (2)

Neoplasia (3) (Squamous cell Carcinoma (1); Mesothelioma (1)

Lymphoma (1))

Unspecific granuloma (2)

Chronic proliferative peritonitis (1)

Abscess (Trueperella pyogenes) (1)

Parasitic granuloma (1)

Fibrinopurulent pneumonia (1)

No lesions (1)

Cysticercosis

15

60%   (9/15)

Eosinophilic myositis (1)

C. tenuicollis (1)

Peripheral nerve sheath tumour (1)

Granulomatuos-suppurative glositis (1)

Embolic-metastatic myocarditis (1)

Local arterial hypertrophy (1)

Marek’s disease

8

87.5%   (7/8)

Polyserositis (1)

 

Table 2: Summary of 2014 queries and diagnosis

Category

N

DETAIL

Infectious

31

Tuberculosis (16)

Marek’s Disease (7)

Bacterial granuloma (Nocardia Spp.) (2)

Bacterial Hepatitis (1)

Amyloid arthritis (Enterococcus spp.) (1)

Abscesses due to T.pyogenes (1)

Catharral suppurative bronchopneumonia (Pasteurella multocida) (1)

Abscess (Pasteurella multocida) (1)

Endocarditis (Streptococcus uberis) (1)

Neoplasia

12

Lymphoma (6)

Squamous cell carcinoma (1)

Biliary cistadenoma (1)

Melanoma (1)

Nephroblastoma (1)

Mesothelioma (1)

Peripheral nerve sheath tumour (1)

Parasitic

18

Cisticercosis bovina (9)

Besnoitiasis (1)

C. tenuicollis (1)

C. pisiformis (1)

Ascaris suum hepatitis (1)

Parascaris equorum (1)

Drone fly (Eristalis tenax) (1)

Parasitic granuloma (1)

Parasitic hepatitis (1)

Eosynophílic myositis (1)

Inflammatory

8

Unspecific granuloma (2)

Vegetable foreing body serositis (1)

Chronic proliferative peritonitis (1)

Granulomatuos-suppurative glositis (1)

Polyserositis (egg yolk peritonitis) (1)

Fibrinous-suppurative pneumonía (1)

Embolic-metastatic myocarditis (1)

Fungal

4

Fungal lymphadenitis (4)

Other

18

No diagnosis (skin lesions in pig carcass) (3)

No diagnosis (other) (3)

White muscle disease (2)

Black teeth horse (1)

Cystic lymphadenosis (1)

Splenic torsion (1)

Splenic atrophy (1)

Liver hyipoxia (1)

No  lesions (1)

Local arterial hypertrophy (1)

Samples to rule out Progressive atrophic rhinitis (P.multocida -ve) (1)

Serous cyst (1)

Elithelial cyst (1)

Non diagnostic queries

8

On cadmium toxicity (1)

On wild boar susceptibility to filaria (1)

On pig dermatits (1)

On late evisceration of pig carcasses  (1)

On the necropsy protocol for pigs (1)

On  delayed carcass evisceration  (1)

On trichinella susceptibility of domestic species (1)

On visual-only inspection of pig carcasses (1)