Veterinaria Digital - 20/05/2019Avian necrotic enteritis
The anomalous litter intake (pica) can lead to - apart from infestations caused by the intake of Alphitobius larvae - infections caused by Clostridium perfringens. This microorganism can also proliferate in the gut when there is presence of undigested...
Dra. Maria Soriano - 9/01/2019Porcine coccidiosis
Porcine coccidiosis is a very common parasitic disease of global relevance in porcine farming because of its negative effects on performance and growth of piglets. The name of this disease is used as a general term to describe clinical signs and lesions...
Veterinaria Digital - 3/12/2018Friable liver
Toxins secreted by Clostridium perfringens in the gut, coming from the fermentation of indigestible proteins or from recycled slaughter material, destroy hepatic tissues. As a consequence, liver is destroyed when it receives a soft mechanic traction.
Veterinaria Digital - 29/10/2018Trichothecenes in proventriculus
Birds' proventriculus is the true stomach where digestive acids are secreted. Its mucosa is resistant to chemical abrasions and the usual pH of its surface is 2. Despite this, contact with trichothecens of feed causes chemical burns.