Posts tagged Subcutaneous

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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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…)

Horse carcasses with yellow fat disease

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In the last months  4 cases of horse carcasses with an abnormal yellowish-brown coloration of adipose tissue have been submitted. (more…)

Black subcutaneous lesion in the neck of a calf

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In a 7 months old, male, friesian calf a blackish discolouration area was observed in the connective tissue of the caudal cervical region. The lesion was unilateral and the preescapular lymph node was slightly increased in size. (more…)

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Bilirubin vs. Carotenoids

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In a male, Rotbunte breed, 18 months old, bovine carcass a yellowish discoloration was observed in the adipose tissue, tendons and lymph nodes. The latter were slightly enlarged and edematous. (more…)

Brown fat horse carcass

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In a 5 years old mare a discoloration of adipose tissue was observed. It presented a brownish coloration of both subcutaneous and visceral fat (more…)

Subcutaneous nodule in the flank of a 3 years old friesian cow

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In a three years old female friesian cow a nodule was observed in the flank measuring 20 cm in diameter and of medium hardness. (more…)

Bovine carcass with a “gritty” subcutaneous appearance

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Samples were submitted from a Gasconne breed, three years old bovine with widespread congestion, ecchymosis and a gritty appearance of the subcutaneous adipous tissue. These lesions also involved the skeletal muscular tissue. Meat inspectors suspected of an inflamatory subcutaneous condition. (more…)

Nodule in the fascia of a 12 months old bovine.

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Nodular lesion attached to the flank muscle fascia of a 12 months old Bruna dels pirineus breed calf. (more…)

Cutaneous melanoma in pigs

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In pigs, the description of malignancies is relatively rare, probably due to the short life that have most productive animals. Melanomas are the result of the proliferation of melanoblasts. Have been described mainly in Duroc animals. Usually located in the flanks. (more…)

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