Posts tagged Heart

Nerve sheath tumor in the heart of a calf

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In an eleven-month-old,mixed breed calf carcass, a nodular, encapsulated, lesion of about 7 cm in diameter located in the interventricular septum of the heart was observed, protruding into the right ventricle.
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Any given day in a ruminant slaughterhouse (2/2)

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We continue with this second post dedicated to the lesions that were observed in condemned viscera from bovine carcasses.
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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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Multiple parasitic lesions in a lamb carcass

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In a 4 months old  female lamb carcass multiple nodular lesions were observed, whitish, some of them calcified, in the lung, liver, heart and different skeletal muscles. (more…)

What is your diagnosis? (36)

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

What is your diagnosis? (35)

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

Lipomatosis cordis in veals

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One of the most common samples submitted to SESC are myocardium lesions to confirm suspected cases of bovine cysticercosis. (more…)

What is your diagnosis? (22)

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

Valvular endocarditis in a calf

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In a male 14 months old friesian calf , a hardened lesions was observed on the atrio-ventricular valves, of yellowish-gray coloration and granulomatous appearance. In the rest of the carcass and viscera no significant alterations were observed. (more…)

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…)

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