A slaughter health check involves evaluating pigs at the slaughter plant for disease lesions, pneumonia mainly due to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, liver scarring due to ascarid (roundworms) larval migration, atrophic rhinitis and sarcoptic mange. Other lesions can be observed such as pericarditis, pleuritis and peritonitis (scarring of the heart, chest and abdomen, respectively; often caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Hemophilus parasuis or Streptococcus suis), tumors, abscesses, foot lesions and arthritis.
- Okla. Attorney General keeps pressure on HSUS
- Judge: Indiana hog farms protected by ‘Right to Farm’ law
- Okla. Attorney General calls out HSUS on tornado donations
- Doane Market Watch: Hog shortage likely to persist
- Meeting to focus on food, farm and fuel
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