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Veterinaria Digital - 12/04/2021

Aflatoxicosis in broilers

Aflatoxin is a mycotoxin mainly produced by fungi of the genus Aspergillus. In birds, it mainly affects the liver, where we can see hypertrophy, rounded edges, poor consistency, and petechial hemorrhages on the surface, as well as paleness and...


Atlas of Pathology

Veterinaria Digital - 6/04/2021

Ovarian infection in breeding hens

It is common to find some infected eggs in these birds, which show a dark or greenish color. This pathology corresponds to an infection by certain Enterobacteriaceae such as Salmonella, Pseudomonas, Proteus and E.coli capable to produce SH2 and type IV...


Atlas of Pathology

Veterinaria Digital - 22/03/2021

Mycotoxicosis caused by zearalenone in pigs

There is a global increase of cereal contamination by fungi of the genus Fusarium, that has led to an increase in the concentrations of zearalenone in feed. Zearalenone is a mycotoxin that produces an estrogenic syndrome in prepubertal and fertile...


Atlas of Pathology

Veterinaria Digital - 15/03/2021

Bloody faeces in rearing pullets

Bloody faeces in rearing pullets: In poultry farming it is common to find bloody faeces in different stages in the production cycle. There are several causes, but trichothecenes and coccidia are the most common. For the differential diagnosis, feed must...


Atlas of Pathology

Veterinaria Digital - 8/03/2021

Flavobacteriosis in trout

Flavobacteriosis in trout: This is a bacterial disease caused by different species of the genus Flavobacterium. It is a Gram - bacterium, which affects the different stages of development of rainbow trout (fingerlings, adults). It can cause a mortality...


Atlas of Pathology

Veterinaria Digital - 2/03/2021

Gizzard lesions by trichothecenes

Trichothecenes are mycotoxins from sesquiterpene group and are produced by fungi of the Fusarium genus. They cause necrosis when contact animal tissues. In the image, necrosis can be seen in the corneal layer of the gizzard. To confirm the diagnosis,...


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