The slaughterhouse is considered an important control point for the monitoring of rabbit diseases. In our study, 59,440 rabbit carcasses were examined, but only 1% of pathological lesions were recorded at postmortem inspection. Mainly affected were tegumentary, digestive and urinary systems. The most consistent lesion was the subcutaneous abscess; nephritis, probably caused by Encephalitozoon cuniculi, was also frequent. Pathological alterations of the liver, classified as “necrotizing hepatitis” and localized at the caudate lobe, were observed for the first time.
|Titolo:||Detection of pathological lesions in slaughtered rabbits|
|Autori interni:||GRILLI, GUIDO (Ultimo)|
|Parole Chiave:||Epidemiological observatory; Pathology; Rabbit; Slaughterhouse|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/05 - Malattie Infettive degli Animali Domestici|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.4081/ijas.2008.105|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|