Pathological investigation of liver of the slaughtered buffaloes in Barisal district

  • F Ahmedullah Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
  • M Akbor Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
  • MG Haider Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
  • MM Hossain Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
  • MAHNA Khan Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
  • MI Hossain Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
  • IS Shanta Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
Keywords: Liver, amphistomiasis, hydatidosis, granulomatous, cholecystitis, cirrhosis, Fasciola gigantica

Abstract

Livers (n = 80) of slaughtered adult buffaloes were examined for pathological changes during the period from July 2006 to March 2007 in two slaughterhouses of Barisal district. Livers exhibiting gross alterations were cleaned with normal neutral saline and the changes were recorded. The lesions containing tissue samples were collected in 10% buffered formalin for fixation. Grossly, Gigantocotyle explanatum infection (amphistomiasis) was found in 31.25% and Fasciola gigantica infection was in 22.5% cases. Hydatidosis (2.5%), abscesses (3.75%), and haemorrhages (2.5%) were found in the liver. Histopathologically, cirrhosis was found in 31.25% cases. Nodular hepatitis 7.5%, granulomatous hepatitis 5% and parasitic cholecystitis 15% were also recorded during the investigation. Survey showed that the severity of infection with G. explanatum 31.25% and F. gigantica 22.5% and cirrhosis 31.25% were of highest percentage.  

Key words: Liver, amphistomiasis, hydatidosis, granulomatous, cholecystitis, cirrhosis, Fasciola gigantica

DOI = 10.3329/bjvm.v5i1.1321

Bangl. J. Vet. Med. (2007). 5 (1 & 2): 81-85

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