Category: Suids

Posted in Gastrointestinal Miscellaneous Suids

𝐌𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜 𝐛𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 are bony formations in the 𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐲 (the membrane that holds the intestine in place). These bones are not supposed to be there, so this is a form of 𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐚 (one cell type replacing another).

Posted in Bovids Caprids Gastrointestinal Integument Ovine Suids Viral

𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 (FMD) is a viral disease of significant economic importance in food production species. Outbreaks of this disease can have disastrous consequences for agriculture, such as the 2001 outbreak in the United Kingdom that was estimated to cost £𝟖 𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 and resulted in the destruction of more than 𝟔 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 sheep and cattle.

Posted in Nervous Suids Viral

𝐏𝐬𝐞𝐮𝐝𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐞𝐬 is a viral infection that mimics typical rabies, hence the name! However, this virus is actually a 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐞𝐬𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬, instead of a 𝐫𝐡𝐚𝐛𝐝𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬 like rabies.

Posted in Liver and Biliary Nutritional Suids

𝐇𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚 is a nutritional condition (dietetica) affecting the liver (hepatosis)! It is now quite uncommon due to development of properly formulated diets for pigs.

Posted in Bacterial Gastrointestinal Suids

𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐲 (PPE) is a pretty descriptive name! It affects pigs, causes proliferation of cells, and it is an 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐲, a disease affecting the intestines.

Posted in Bacterial Integument Suids

𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐩𝐢𝐠 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 is a bacterial infection of the skin, causing an 𝐞𝐱𝐮𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 (fluid leaking from tissue) that makes the pigs look and feel greasy.

Posted in Bacterial Respiratory Suids

𝐀𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐜 𝐫𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐬 is an infection of the 𝐧𝐚𝐬𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬, the filtration system of the nose. In this disease, the nasal turbinates become 𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐝 (smaller) and malformed, which keeps them from doing their air-filtering job effectively.

Posted in Muscles and Tendons Parasitic Suids

𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬 is a roundworm whose larvae like to live in muscle tissue, while the adults live in the small intestine. They have been known to cause outbreaks of disease in humans, because they are 𝐳𝐨𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜 (infect both humans and animals)!

Posted in Liver and Biliary Parasitic Suids

𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐤 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫 is a parasitic infection caused by the parasite 𝐀𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐮𝐦. It’s called milk spot liver because the liver gains numerous white spots over its surface due to scarring.

Posted in Bacterial Bones and Joints Cardiovascular Integument Suids

Swine erysipelas is a bacterial disease of pigs that is very, very common! Up to 50% of pig farms are considered to be colonized with the bacteria.