Gastric zygomycosis in a pig affected with postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome - Case report

Levente Szeredi, Csaba Szentirmai

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Abstract

A postweaning pig died in spite of antibiotic therapy showing wasting in a small herd. Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) was diagnosed on the basis of gross pathological and histological lesions and the presence of moderate amounts of porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) antigen in tissue samples. Mycotic gastritis caused by Zygomycetes spp. was found on round areas with a diameter of 1 to 3 cm in the glandular mucosa of the stomach. Moderate amount of PCV2 viral antigen was detected almost evenly in the stomach and mostly in the macrophages. In addition, acute uraemia, revealed by an ammonia-like stink of the gastric mucosa and the presence of acute erosions on the glandular mucosa of the stomach, was observed as a consequence of PCV2-induced interstitial nephritis. Only PCV2 infection could be identified as a cause of secondary mycotic gastritis. The results further support the immunosuppressive ability of PCV2 infection in PMWS-affected pigs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-213
Number of pages7
JournalActa veterinaria Hungarica
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2008

Keywords

  • Gastritis
  • Porcine circovirus type 2
  • Swine
  • Zygomycetes spp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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