During 2015 a total of 99 queries have been managed in SESC. Of these, 7 were purely telematic and the remaining 92 requests corresponded to laboratory analysis of samples.

During 2015, 26 entries have been published in this blog in Catalan, Spanish and English language. Ten of them were diagnostic challenges. A total of 37.546 visits  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.

 

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Evolution of the number of queries arrived at SESC. The number of inquiries was the same as the previous year (n=99).

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 number of queries from poultry slaughterhouses has diminished but we have incorporated queries from game meat processing rooms, specifically three queries on wild boars, one of which was confired as a tuberculosis case.

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. Most samples of muscle/myocardium were submitted to confirm a diagnosis of cysticercosis and those form Lungs, lymph nodes and thoracic cavity to rule out tuberculosis.

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. 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. A single query can generate different samples in the same service or different services

A review of the first six years of operation of SESC has been published this year at Veterinary Pathology.

A review of the first six years of operation of SESC has been published this year at Veterinary Pathology.

 

Table 1: SUSPECTED CASES and DIAGNOSES
Initial suspect in query Number of queries % Suspect confirmation ALTERNATIVE DIAGNOSES
Tuberculosis 36 42%   (15/36) Tuberculosis (15)

Fungal granulomas  (6)

Suppurative lesions  (4)

Unspecific granuloma (2)

Parasitic hepatic granuloma (2)

Pseudotuberculosis (1)

Foreing body granuoma  (1)

Actinomicosis (1)

Spindle cell neoplasia (1)

Bacterial and fungal lymphadenitis: Rhodococcus equii/ Candida parapsilosis (1)

Chronic pneumonia (1)

No lesions (1)

Bovine cysticercosis 14 71%   (10/14) Bovine cysticercosis (10)

Eosinophilic myositis (1)

Serous cyst (1)

Bacterial piogranulomas (1)

Lipomatosis cordis (1)

PPA/PPC 2 0% (0/2) Hemorrhagic lymphadenitis/blood resorption (2)
Brucelosis 1 0% (0/1) Abscessing orchitis (1)
Progressive atrophic rinitis 2 0% (0/2) P. multocida (+) DNT (-) (1)

P. multocida (-) DNT(-) (1)

 

Table 2: Summary of 2015 queries and diagnosis
Category N DIAGNOSTICS
Infectious 22 TBC (15)

Marek’s disease (2)

Actinomycosis (1)

Bacterial and fungal lymphadenitis: Rhodococcus equii/ Candida parapsilosis (1)

Pseudotuberculosis (1)

Non progressive atrophic rinitis (Pasteurella multocida DNT-) (2)

Neoplasia 9 Spindle cell neoplasia (1)

Cutaneous Fibropapiloma (1)

Juvenile sporadic lymphoma (1)

Seminoma (1)

Mastocytoma/melanoma (1)

Mastocytoma (1)

Lymphosarcoma (1)

Hemangiosarcoma (1)

Ovaric epithelial neoplasia (1)

Parasites 19 Bovine cysticercosis (10)

Hepatic parasitic granuloma (2)

Besnoitiosis (1)

Eosinophilic myositis (1)

Parasitic myositis/estheatitis (1)

Cysticercus ovis (1)

Cysticercus pisiformis (1)

Hepatitis  due to Ascaris suum (1)

Nematode larvae (unidentified genus) (1)

Inflammatory 23 Piogranulomatous lesion  (5)

Unspecific granuloma (2)

Foreign body granuloma  (2)

Chronic fibrous peritonitis  (2)

Artritis (2)

Ear tip necrosis (2)

Chronic pneumonia (1)

Hyperplasic lymphadenitis and blood resorption (1)

Abscessing orchitis (1)

Perivascular eosinophilic dermatitis (1)

Suppurative-necrotizing myositis (1)

Necrotizing hepatitis (1)

Undiagnosed dermatitits (1)

Focal adipose tissue necrosis (1)

Fungal 7 Fungal granulomas (7)
Other 18 Hemorrhages / Hemorrhagic diathesis (3)

Renal polyquistosis (2)

Hepatic epithelial cysts (2)

No lesionss (2)

Serous cyst (1)

Hepatic lipidosis (1)

Uric gout (1)

Lipomatosis cordis (1)

Adiposity and loss of myocardium fibres (1)

Traumatic origined lesions (1)

Serous atophy (chaquexia) (1)

Melanosis uberis (1)

Carcass contamination with anaerobic bacteria (1)

 Non diagnostic enquiries 1 Reagrding mastitis and carcass contamination with milk form lactating sows (1)