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Oesophagogastric ulceration in pigs: A visual morphological scoring guide

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Kopinski, J.S. and McKenzie, R.A. (2007) Oesophagogastric ulceration in pigs: A visual morphological scoring guide. Australian Veterinary Journal, 85 (9). pp. 356-361.


Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-0813.2007.196_1.x


Objective: To provide a visual guide for oesophagogastric ulcer scoring and recognition of different morphological changes in the pars oesophagea.

Design: Pig stomachs were collected at slaughter and visually evaluated and scored for parakeratosis, erosion and ulceration in the pars oesophagea.

Results: A visual and descriptive guide is presented that will aid in the objective assessment and scoring of oesophagogastric ulceration in pigs within the pig health monitoring system (PHMS), namely to the four categories of 0 = normal stomach, 1 = parakeratosis and thickened epithelium, 2 = erosions and 3 = developed ulcers with and without stenosis.

Conclusion: A visual guide has been developed that illustrates the full range of morphological changes that can occur in the pars oesophagea of the stomach within the few currently recognised stages of the disease.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Animal science
Additional Information:© Australian Veterinary Association.
Keywords:Oesophagogastric ulceration; PHMS; pig health monitoring system; pigs.
Subjects:Animal culture > Swine
Science > Zoology
Veterinary medicine
Live Archive:03 Feb 2009 06:23
Last Modified:08 Feb 2024 02:05

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