1. CHOLANGIOCELLULAR CARCINOMA IN A DUCK – A CASE REPORT
C. Prasad ., Ajith Jacob George., Mammen.J.Abraham., S.S.Devi., B.Dhanushkrishna.,C.Divya
Carcass of a 1 year old female white pekin duck weighing around 3.5-4 kg from University Poultry and Duck Farm, Mannuthy was submitted to the Department ofVeterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy for post-mortem examination. On detailed gross examination revealed multi focal, yellowish, fluid filled umbilicated nodules of 3-4 cm diameter were seen embedded in the liver parenchyma and few of the nodules were cystic containing bile stained watery fluid.The present case was identified as cholangiocellular carcinoma from the gross, cytological and histopathological findings. The incidence of cholangiocellular carcinoma can be reduced by regular testing of aflatoxin levels in feed, vaccination against viral infections like duck hepatitis B virus, and proper husbandry conditions.
Keywords: Cholangiocellular carcinoma, Ducks