Authors: AYHAN ATASEVER, SEVİL ATALAY VURAL, ŞENAY BERKİN
Abstract: In this study, 3470 livers of beef cattle slaughtered by the Ankara Meat and Fish Company were inspected. In these animals, 82 livers had telangiectasis, and the incidence of lesions was 2.3%. They were characterized grossly by single or multiple red-brown foci, generally 1 to 5 mm in diameter, and occasionally larger. They were located on the parietal surface of the lobus dexter or rarely scattered throughout the organ. Microscopically, dilated sinusoids filled with erythrocytes were observed in initial lesions; the distortion, atrophy and necrosis of hepatocytic cordons were seen in advanced cases. There was no correlation between liver abscesses and telangiectasis.
Keywords: Beef cattle, liver, telangiectasis
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