Prevalence of Bovine Liver Abscess in Karbala Province in Iraq
American Journal of Applied Scientific Research
Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2016, Pages: 17-21
Received: Jul. 10, 2016; Accepted: Jul. 14, 2016; Published: Aug. 26, 2016
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Afaf A. R. Yousif, Department of Veterinary Internal and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Karbala, Karbala, Iraq
Mohammed A. Alkabi, Department of Veterinary Internal and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Karbala, Karbala, Iraq
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Abstract
Liver abscesses considered a major economic problem and there exists very less information in association with liver abscesses in bovine. Although studies in several countries have reported on the incidence of bovine liver abscesses at abattoirs, few surveys have identified the etiology and pathological characteristics of liver abscesses. The present study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of liver abscesses in cattle in Karbala province in Iraq, during the interval which extended from July 2014 to April 2016, the livers of 125 animals in both sexes aged from 1st to 8th years were slaughtered in at the Karbala abattoir, the prevalence of liver abscess was high in cattle aged four years (24%) while Sexes of animals were showed highly significant differences prevalence was high in female (68%) than male (32%). Also the gross evaluation of hepatic lesion according to liver abscess score showed high prevalence of score (A+) (70%) while the histopathological examinations of abscessed liver were observed abscess foci surrounding by the pyogenic membrane.
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Prevalence, Bovine Liver Abscess, Iraq
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Afaf A. R. Yousif, Mohammed A. Alkabi, Prevalence of Bovine Liver Abscess in Karbala Province in Iraq, American Journal of Applied Scientific Research. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2016, pp. 17-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ajasr.20160204.11
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