Posts tagged Abdominal cavity

Pig carcasses with black guts

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Samples were submitted of pig intestines from a batch in which 100 animals showed a black coloration of the intestinal mucosa along its entire length. The coloration was limited to the mucosa without delving into the other layers of the intestine. No lesions were reported in other viscera. (more…)

What is your diagnosis? (82)

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

Diaphragmatic hernia of a liver lobe in a pig

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In a pig carcass a cylindrical mass was observed in the mediastinum measuring roughly 30x10cm, with a brownish color and a hard consistency. No lesions were noticed on the other viscera. Inspectors suspected of a neoplastic proliferation. (more…)

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Any given day in a ruminant slaughterhouse (1/2)

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Last Friday, July the 12th we organized the 2nd workshop for the identification and description of lesions for official meat inspectors.
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Strongylosis in a horse carcass

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In a 12 months old Cavall Pirinenc Català breed horse carcass the presence of abundant nodular structures disseminated on the peritoneum and abdominal fat was observed. Inside the cysts, nematode larvae were found. (more…)

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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What is your diagnosis? (69)

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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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