Posts tagged Skin

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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Apocrine cystomatosis in a pig carcass

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In a 6 months old, mixed breed pig carcass  the pesence of  vacuolar lesions, with brownish coloration of variable intensity, diameter less than 1cm, located among the fat of the subcutaneous tissue of the entire dorsal region were observed. (more…)

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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What is your diagnosis? (60)

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

Subcutaneous lipoma in a pig carcass

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In a  hybrid breed, 6 months old, pig carcass several irregular, nodular, subcutaneous lesions were observed in the dorsal region that. Upon section the subcutis was thickened, with an increased consistency and of whitish color.

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What is your diagnosis? (59)

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

Febrile carcasses in pig slaughterhouses

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The concept of “febrile carcass” (a.k.a. fevered carcass, in spanish carnes febriles) is frequently used in the inspection of carcasses in the slaughterhouse to  describe carcassses that show extensive alterations in coloration and texture. (more…)

Dermal melanocytoma in a calf

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In a 10 months, male, friesian calf a pedunculated, spherical mass of about 20cm in diameter was observed in the cervical region. When sectioned, the mass showed a homogeneous black coloured surface. (more…)

Black spots in the lungs of a pig

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In a 6-month-old, cross-breed pig carcass, multiple small well-defined black nodules were observed, some of them with a whitish center, distributed throughout the whole lung parenchyma. When sectioned,  the nodules showed a caseose-like content in the center. On the skin, after scalding,  black coloured lesions were seen at the level of the posterior right limb. (more…)

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