A histopathological survey of adult bovine terminal ilea

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A histopathological survey of 945 abattoir-derived adult bovine terminal ilea was conducted. All samples showed changes interpreted as chronic enteritis. Sixty-nine percent had glandular epithelium within submucosal Peyer`s patches. Thirty-eight percent showed dense focal lymphoid aggregations within the mucosa and twenty-seven percent showed sub-mucosal abscessation and granulomata. Evidence of coccidial and nematode parasitism was common. Four percent had Johne`s disease.

Keywords: Cattle - general; Coccidiosis; Gastrointestinal; Johne's disease; Nematodes; Pathology; Protozoal diseases

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: June 1, 1982

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