Enteritic Necroticans (Pigbel) in photos

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Appearance of intestine at operation.

Photo 1. Appearance of intestine at operation. Extensive sloughing and necrosis of the large bowel occurs in this condi­tion which is related to infection with Clostridium welchii type C, due to the consumption of insulïiciently cooked pork. A vaccine is now available for the prevention of this disease.

Old woman feeding her pig.

Photo 2. Old woman feeding her pig. In the highlands of New Guinea, Enteritis necroticans is related to pig feasting which is an integral and complex part of the indigenous culture of highland tribes. The feeding of infant pigs may even take priority over the feeding of human infants.


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