Hepatic encephalopathy associated with chronic facial eczema
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, Volume 27, Issue 10, pp 221-223, Oct 1979
Article class: Clinical Communication
Subject Terms: Disease/defect, Fungal/yeast, Inflammation, Integument/skin/wool/hair/fur/feather, Liver/hepatic disease, Mycotoxicosis, Nervous system/neurology, Pathology, Photosensitivity, ToxicologyPublisher: Taylor and Francis
AbstractTwo cows and a ram with severe chronic facial eczema showed nervous signs and histological changes characteristic of hepatic encephalopathy. Clinical signs included dullness and depression, progressing to lateral recumbency with tremor of limbs. Histologically, there was widespread spongy vacuolation of the brain. Hepatic encephalopathy associated with chronic facial eczema may be more common than is currently recognised in sheep and cattle in the North Island of New Zealand.
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