Hydatidosis in a sow carcass

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In a 2-year-old, hybrid breed, sow carcass, multiple vesicular, whitish, variable-sized lesions, between 2 and 4 cm in diameter, were seen in the liver parenchyma.

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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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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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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…)

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Detection of swine fever lesions in slaughterhouses and game meat processing facilities

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African swine fever (ASF) and classical swine fever (CSF) are two notifible viral diseases of domestic pig and wild boar that can cause high mortality in pig farms, and clinically presenting mainly fever and hemorrhages. (more…)

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