Shesh Asopa1, I. Vyas2, H. Dadhich2 and A. Joshi3
1Assistant Professor, 2Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary and
Animal Science, RAJUVAS, Bikaner, India
3Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Husbandry, Bikaner, Rajasthan
Tissue samples of liver (n=80) were examined from carcasses of camels of either sex, irrespective of age groups and breeds during post-mortem examination from July 2017 to June 2018. Out of these, 36 samples showed gross lesions were processed for subsequent histopathological examination. An overall incidence of liver lesions in camel recorded was and these 45 per cent (36 out of 80). Diverse pathological lesions in liver were abscess, cirrhosis, fatty changes, haemorrhages, haemosiderosis, hepatitis, hydatidosis, hydropic degeneration and necrosis showing occurrence as 2.50, 8.75, 5.00, 6.25, 1.25, 5.00, 5.00, 3.75 and 7.50 per cent, respectively. Cirrhosis (8.75 per cent) and haemosiderosis (1.25 per cent) were reported as the most prevalent and least prevalent pathological conditions, respectively, affecting liver of camels during the study period.
Key words: Camel, liver, lesions, pathology