ARCHIVE: Clinical signs of Foot and Mouth Disease - pigs

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Photo of one day old unruptured vesicles on a pigs snout
Plate 33 - One -day-old unruptured vesicles on the snout of a pig.
Photo of one day old vesication of pigs snout, gum and lips
Plate 34 - One-day-old vesication of a pig's snout, gum and lips.
Photo of two day old vesicles on a pigs snout
Plate 35 - Same animal as shown im Plate 34, 1 day later, i.e. 2-day-old vesicles. Note necrosis of ephithelium at lesion sites.
Photo of three day old lesions on a pigs snout
Plate 36 - Same animal as in Plate 35 with 3-day-old lesions. Note extensive necrosis of affected epithelium.
Photo of a pigs snout with four day old lesions
Plate 37 - The same animal as in Plate 36, 1 day later i.e. 4-day-old lesions. Scab formation and healing evident.
Photo of pigs tongue with one day old unruptured vesicle
Plate 38 - Mouth of pig showing single, 1-day-old, unruptured vesicle at edge of tongue.
Photo of pigs tongue with three day old lesions
Plate 39 - Three-day-old lesions on the tongue of a pig. Sero-fibrinous in-filling and early healing are evident in the lesions at the edge.
Photo of pigs tongue with four day old lesions
Plate 40 - Four-day-old lesions on the tongue of a pig. Fibrinous in-filling is extensive. Note similarity with bovine lesions of same age in plate 6.
Photo of pigs tongue with healed eight day old lesions Plate 41 - Tongue of pig showing 8-day-old healed lesions.
Photo of one day old coronary band lesions on a pigs foot Plate 42 - One-day-old coronary band lesions on a pig’s feet.
Photo of two day old unruptured vesicle on supernumerary digit of a pigs foot Plate 43 - Unruptured vesicle on the supernumerary digit of a pig’s foot. Two days of age.
Photo of a pigs foot with three day old lesions along the coronary bands of main and supernumerary digits Plate 44 - Pig’s feet with 3-day-old lesions along the coronary bands of main and supernumerary digits.
Photo of a pigs foot with six day old lesions Plate 45 - Six-day-old lesions on a pig’s feet. Note sero-fibrinous in-filling.
Photo of a pigs feet with eight day old lesions Plate 46 - Pig’s feet with 8-day-old lesions. Under-running of horn tissue is evident as well as extensive scab formation and healing.
Photo of a pigs feet with nine day old lesions Plate 47 - Pig’s feet with 9-day-old lesions.
Photo of front of pigs feet with nine day old lesions Plate 48 - The same pig’s feet as shown in Plate 47, also at 9 days.

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The images on this page are taken from the 'Foot and Mouth Disease Ageing of Lesions' (PDF 1.3 MB - Please note this is a large file) publication which was revised in January 2005.

Page last modified: 26 June, 2008