Pathological observation of mulberry heart disease of pigs in Korea

Mulberry heart disease의 병리학적 관찰

  • 정운익 ((주)미원 축산과학연구소) ;
  • 김홍집 ((주)미원 축산과학연구소) ;
  • 은길수 ((주)미원 축산과학연구소)
  • Received : 1997.02.11
  • Published : 1997.09.25


Mulberry heart disease was associated with vitamin E and selenium deficiency of pigs. Anatomical findings of this disease were hydropericadium, extensive patchy hemorrhage of epicardium, endocardium, and discoloration of dark red color of myocardium. In histological findings were characterized by acute myocardial degeneration, extensive hemorrhage, fibrinoid degeneration of arterioles, PAS positive material deposition of arterioles and capillary thrombosis. In affected herds, feed and serum tocopherol and selenium concentration were less than normal values.