Posts tagged Infectious

What is your diagnosis? (76)

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

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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What is your diagnosis? (73)

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

What is your diagnosis? (72)

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

What is your diagnosis? (67)

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

The 100 granuloma challenge

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As the New Year begins, it is time to make resolutions so that the one coming is better than the previous. From SESC we propose one for 2019: The 100 granuloma challenge! (more…)

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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Erysipelas in a pig carcass

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Although this website has been running for 10 years now, a classic erysipelas case in a pig carcass had never been submitted to us so far. This disease causes red-colored skin lesions with a characteristic diamond morphology.
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Nodular pyogranulomatous lesion on the face of a bovine

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A nodular lesion in the left cheek, which ulcered the skin and had a cauliflower aspect, measuring about 10×10 cm in diameter, was found in a 3-year-old female, friesian breed, bovine carcass.  From the oral cavity, a soft tissue proliferation could be observed above the left upper gum. Submandibular and parotid lymph nodes were increased in size.
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Any given day in a porcine slaughterhouse

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Last Friday, July the 6th we organized a practical workshop on lesion identification and description for porcine slaughterhouse official meat inspectors. To do this, we went to two pig slaughterhouses in Osona to collect condemned viscera. (more…)

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