Summary of queries received at the Slaughterhouse Support Service in 2012.

During 2012 SESC has managed a total of 151 queries. Of these 12 were telematic queries and the remaining 139  applications corresponded to queries including samples for laboratory analysis.

Since the migration to the Word Press platform in April 2012, SESC Case Archive has had 7476 visits with a total of 19,880 page views. It has since quadrupled the number of visits.

Below is a brief summary of the data on this year’s queries:

Evolution of the arrival of queries at SESC in its 5 years of operation.

Evolution of the arrival of queries at SESC in its 5 years of operation.

Species distribution of queries arrived at SESC. The cattle sector, once again, is the one that provides more samples, especially for diagnostic confirmation of zoonoses such as bovine tuberculosis and cysticercosis. The pig sector has the highest number of purely telematic queries. Most poultry samples were sent  to confirm Marek's disease diagnostic.

Species distribution of queries arrived at SESC. The cattle sector, once again, is the one that provides more samples, especially for diagnostic confirmation of zoonoses such as bovine tuberculosis and cysticercosis. The pig sector has the highest number of purely telematic queries. Most poultry samples were sent  to confirm Marek’s disease diagnostic.

Organ distribution of the queries received.

Organ distribution of the queries received.

DIAGNOSES

Initial suspect in query

Nº of queries

% supect confirmation

ALTERNATIVE DIAGNOSES

Cysticercosis

31

67,7% (n=21)

Eosinophilyc myositis (2)

Neoplasia (2)

Others (6)

Tuberculosis

29

39% (n=11)

Neoplasia (5)

Pyogranulomatous lesions (bacteria) (5)

Fungal Lesions (1)

Others (7)

Hydatidosis

8

37,5% (n=3)

Congenital cysts (3)

Others (2)

C. tenuicollis

9

44,4% (n=4)

Non parasitic cysts (3)

Others (2)

C. cellulosae

4

0% (n=0)

Valvular cysts (3)

Others (1)

Marek’s disease

4

100% (n=4)

Orf

4

75% (n=3)

Dermatophytosis (ringworm) (n=1)

Others

(n=57)

COMMENTS

Neoplasia

8

Linphoma (5)

Osteochondroma

Teratoma

Others (1)

Lesion in skin and adnexa

16

Eosinophilyc dermatitis (2)

Besnoitiasis (2)

PDNS (3)

Pityriasis rosea

Dermatophytosis

Unconclusive (7)

Others

33

Spleen torsion (2)

Septicemia (embolic -methastasic lesions) (3)

Eosinophilyc myositis (2)

Hematomas (2)

Melanosis (2)

Malformations (2)

Mineralisation of the aorta..

Interstitial nefritis

Pielonefritis

Necrotizing enterirtis.

Arthritis.

Others (15)