RESEARCH ARTICLES

PREVALENCE AND PATHOLOGY OF FATTY LIVER IN CAPTIVE BIRDS
T. Chakraborty and D. K. Basak

Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.1988. 19:71-76.

Copyright: © 1988 T. Chakraborty et.al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Abstract


The livers of 407 non-domesticated captive birds were and examined histologically. Marked fatty changes of liver was found in 12 cases. Out of these 12 cases 6 cases were from the order psittaciformes, indicating that the species under this order are susceptible to fatty liver. Affected livers were commonly swollen or enlarged, pale white or yellow in colour and soft, friable or fatty at post mortem examination. Histologically, marked fatty infiltration of the liver was characterised by the presence of intracytoplasmic fat vacuoles within the hepatic parenchyma. Reticulolysis and fibrosis were seen with fatty changes. Bacterial infection and neoplastic disease were found in association with fatty changes.