Joaquim Segales

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Species of the Metastrongylus genus, the lung nematodes of pigs that require an intermediate host (earthworm) to complete their cycle, pose a potential risk to both livestock and humans. This parasite which can result in lung pathology and mixed infections with other pathogens (e.g. viruses) can be fatal to pigs. Although this genus is distributed(More)
A unilateral hind limb atrophic myopathy in 7-to 35-day-old pigs is described in this report. Clinicalsigns included knuckling of the metatarsal-phalangeal joint, plantigradism, inability to move, and dog-sitting posture. His-tologic findings showed a clear muscular atrophy, sciatic nerve inflammation, and hemosiderosis in perisciatic and perimuscular(More)
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