Pleurisy evaluation on the parietal pleura: an alternative scoring method in slaughtered pigs
Andrea Di Provvido, DVM, MS; Abigail R. Trachtman, DVM; Elena Farina, DVM, MS; Michael Odintzov Vaintrub, DVM; Giorgio Fragassi, DVM; Giorgio Vignola, DVM, PhD; Giuseppe Marruchella, DVM, MS
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The present study aims to develop and assess an alternative method for scoring pleurisy in slaughtered pigs. Overall, data indicates that pleurisy can be scored effectively and efficiently by inspecting the parietal pleura. Moreover, this evaluation can be suitably carried out on digital images, thus optimizing the workload of veterinarians.
Keywords: slaughterhouse, pleurisy, scoring methods
Cite as: Di Provvido A, Trachtman AR, Farina E, et al. Pleurisy evaluation on the parietal pleura: an alternative scoring method in slaughtered pigs. J Swine Health Prod 2019;27(6):312-316.
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