A Pathological Survey on Liver Lesion of Slaughtered Native Cattle with Special Reference to Fascioliasis

한우(韓牛)의 도축검사례(屠畜檢査例)에 의한 간병변조사(肝病變調査) : 특히 간질증병변(肝蛭症病變)에 관하여

  • Joh, Tae-Sun (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory of Busan City) ;
  • Park, Bong-Joh (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory of Busan City) ;
  • Kang, Su-Wha (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory of Busan City) ;
  • Bak, Ung-Bok (Department of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National College)
  • Published : 1976.05.30


The livers of 300 cases of Korean native cattle which were collected at slaughted house in Pusan were examined by gross and histopathological means to study patterns of pathological changes of the organ. 1. The most dominated lesion of the liver was those of fascioliasis showing incidence rate as 907 per cent of inspected cattle. 2. On age distribution of the fascioliasis lesion in the liver, higher incidence was seen in animals that were from 6 to 9 years of age. 3. Significant changes of the hepaticparenchyma caused by immature flukes included thrombosis, migrational tracks such as hemorrhagic foci with massive eosinophilia and hepatic necrosis. The changes of chronically infected livers of cattle were recognized as proliferation of periductal eosinophilic granuloma of various degrees in each portal triad. And this easential cholangiohepatitis might develop into multiple focal cirrhosis or diffuse perilobular cirrhosis. 4. Most cases with gross lesion of swelled bile ducts on visceral surface of the liver showed histological evidences of fascioliasis lesion throughout hepatic lobes.