An Abattoir Survey of Caprine Liver Diseases in the Sultanate of Oman

Eugene H. Johnson, David Muirhead, Gerard J. King, John Ochei, Rashid Al-Busaidy

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Abstract

The examination of 675 caprine livers from a slaughterhouse in the Greater Muscat area in the Sultanate of Oman revealed that 63 (9.3%) exhibited gross pathological changes leading to condemnation of this organ. Forty of these livers (71.4%) exhibited one major abnormality, whereas the remaining 28.6% had two or more lesions. The most frequently occurring disorder was diffuse hepatic lipidosis (4.0%), followed by bacterial associated abscesses (2.4%), cysticercosis (1.9%), and eosinophilic granulomata (1%). Although the cause for the hepatic lipidosis was not determined it appeared to be a reversible condition based on the absence of degenerative nuclei within the affected hepatocytes. Conditions observed in only a single liver were subcapsular (non-parasitic) cysts, focal necrosis, micronodular cirrhosis, extensive bile duct proliferation and diffuse haemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-220
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Journal
Volume158
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1999

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Abattoirs
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bile ducts
granuloma
abscess
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Keywords

  • Abattoir; goats; caprine; liver; Oman.

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  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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An Abattoir Survey of Caprine Liver Diseases in the Sultanate of Oman. / Johnson, Eugene H.; Muirhead, David; King, Gerard J.; Ochei, John; Al-Busaidy, Rashid.

In: Veterinary Journal, Vol. 158, No. 3, 11.1999, p. 216-220.

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Johnson, EH, Muirhead, D, King, GJ, Ochei, J & Al-Busaidy, R 1999, 'An Abattoir Survey of Caprine Liver Diseases in the Sultanate of Oman', Veterinary Journal, vol. 158, no. 3, pp. 216-220. https://doi.org/10.1053/tvjl.1999.0362
Johnson, Eugene H. ; Muirhead, David ; King, Gerard J. ; Ochei, John ; Al-Busaidy, Rashid. / An Abattoir Survey of Caprine Liver Diseases in the Sultanate of Oman. In: Veterinary Journal. 1999 ; Vol. 158, No. 3. pp. 216-220.
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