Pathomorphological alterations in liver of goats in Bareilly region - A brief study

13-Title: Pathomorphological alterations in liver of goats in Bareilly region – A brief study

Authors: Rakesh Kumar, SK Patel, BV Rami Reddy, R Sharma and R Singh

Source: Ruminant Science (2015)-4(1):57-58.

How to cite this manuscript: Kumar Rakesh, Patel SK, Reddy BV Rami, Sharma R and Singh R (2015). Pathomorphological alterations in liver of goats in Bareilly region-A brief study. Ruminant Science 4(1):57-58.


The aim of the present study was to document the gross and microscopic findings in liver of goats from Bareilly region. Out of 20 liver samples collected from slaughter house, 8 samples showing pathomorphological alterations were further processed for histopathological examination. Out of these, four liver samples showed Fasciola spp. infestation with migratory tracts containing blood, fibrin, cellular debris and fluke remnants. Bile ducts were hardened with fibrous tissue deposition giving pipe stem-like appearance. On histopathological examination, the liver showed destruction of hepatocytes, pronounced bile duct hyperplasia along with periductular fibrosis and periportal infiltration of mononuclear cells and neutrophils. The other observations in the liver of remaining animals included loss of contour and enlargement. It was concluded that Fasciola spp. infection was the most common pathology in apparently healthy goats.


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