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Pig carcass with nodular lesions in the pleura and viscera


In a male, 6 months old, pig carcass, multiple whitish nodular lesions were observed in the lungs, parietal pleura, diaphragm and in the liver. (more…)

Tuberculous lesions: why is it important to confirm the diagnosis?


Passive surveillance based on the detection of tuberculous lesions in slaughtered animals is key to the eradication of tuberculosis. (more…)

Tuberculosis surveillance in slaughterhouses


Tuberculosis is a zoonosis caused by bacteria of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. In Catalonia, in the last 5 years, cases of bovine tuberculosis have decreased considerably due to the program being carried out to eradicate this disease. (more…)

Granulomatous pneumonia (of unknown cause) in a pig


In a 2 year old sow carcass multiple whitish rounded masses were observed in the lung showing a multifocal and widespread distribution. The diameter of the masses varied from 4 mm to 15 cm. When sectioned a whitish coloration was seen.

Un segon exemple del cas descrit a la Figura 1.
Un segon exemple del cas descrit a la Figura 1.

Lymphadenopathy and skin lesions in pigs


Lately several inquiries have been submitted to SESC regarding pig carcasses with erythema (skin redness) and alterations of lymph nodes. (more…)

Granulomatous disseminated lesions in pig carcasses


Description of a series of cases of granulomatous lesions in pigs carcasses caused by Mycobacterium avium. (more…)

Bovine granulomatous lymphadenitis


The presence of granulomatous/caseous lesions in bvien carcass lymph nodes is strongly indicative of an infection by Mycobacterium bovis (Bovine Tuberculosis causal agent).   (more…)

Nodular lesions in the lung parenchyma.


In a 20 months olg cow 4 pulmonary nodules were observed, of whitish colouration when cut, ranging in diameter from 1 to 2.5 cm and of soft consistency. (more…)

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