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october 2008

Liver. interstitial, multifocal and chronic hepatitis (Milk-Spotted Liver) due to migrating larvae of Ascaris suum

Diagnosis: Pig, of approximately eight months. Liver. interstitial, multifocal and chronic hepatitis (Milk-Spotted Liver) due to migrating larvae of Ascaris suum

Description: Multiple scars of whitish color can be observed on the surface of the liver. In some of them small hemorrhagic points can be seen.

Comments: The liver was seized in a slaughterhouse. This kind of lesions does not usually cause clinical disease but considerable economic losses.

Author: José María Nieto, Departamento de Ciencias Clínicas Veterinarias, Facultad de Veterinaria de Lugo, Spain.