Atlas of pathology

Jaundice

Where: musculoskeletal system

Caused by: Mycoplasma suisLeptospirosisAscariasisAflatoxicosisFumonisin toxicosisOther

In this case, jaundice was the consequence of a heavy Ascaridiasis (Ascaris suum) infestation in the animals that caused severe milk spot lesions in the liver.

Jaundice, or icterus, is an increase of biliary salts in the blood. It is manifested as a yellowing of the skin and mucous membranes due to the breakdown of red cells in the blood, the accumulation of the bye-products in the liver and the production of a substance called bilirubin.

Several infections can affect directly the blood or the liver: Leptospira (mainly foetuses), Mycoplasma suis, E. coli and Salmonella. In all cases other signs can help to address infective causes. Ascaris suum can also cause jaundice through direct parasitosis of the liver which may indicate that the bile ducts are stuffed with adult ascarids. At the abattoir white spots (milk spots) are evident in the liver.

Toxicosis such as copper excess and mycotoxins (aflatoxin or fumonisin) that primarily target the liver can lead to jaundice. It can also be caused by coal tar toxicity from eating fragments of clay pigeons, builder's tar or by vitamin E and selenium deficiency.

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Where

cardiovascular system

digestive system

intestines

liver

mouth

stomach

genitourinary system

bladder

female genitourinay tract

kidney

male genitourinay tract

mammary gland

lymphatic system

lymph nodes

spleen

thymus

tonsils

musculoskeletal system

nervous system

other

respiratory system

lungs

nasal cavity

skin and subcutaneous tissue

Disease

Diseases caused by bacteria

App

Clostridium novyi

Clostridium perfringens

Mycoplasma suis

Actinobacillosis

Anthrax

Atrophic Rhinitis

Bordetelosis

Brucellosis

Colibacillosis

Colitis

Edema disease

Enzootic Pneumonia (EP)

Erysipela

Exudative Epidermitis

Glässer disease

Ileitis

Leptospirosis

Mycoplasma arthritis

Pasteurellosis

Salmonellosis

Streptococcal infections

Swine dysentery

Tuberculosis

Yersinia infection

Diseases caused by virus

African swine fever

Aujeszky's disease

Blue eye disease

Classical Swine Fever

Encephalomyocarditis

Foot-and-mouth disease

Influenza

Japanese B Encephalitis

Nipah virus disease

Porcine circovirosis

Porcine cytomegalovirus infection

Porcine epidemic diarrhea

Porcine parvovirus infection

Porcine respiratory coronavirus infection

PRRS

Rotavirus infection

Swine pox

Swine vesicular disease

Teschen disease

Transmissible gastroenteritis

Diseases caused by parasites

Ascariasis

Coccidiosis

Mange

Metastrongylosis

Trichinellosis

Trichuriasis

Nutritional deficiencies

Biotin deficiency

Iron deficiency anemia

Mulberry heart disease

Osteoporosis, ricketts, Vit D deficiency

Toxicoses

Aflatoxicosis

Ergotism

Fumonisin toxicosis

Salt poisoning

Zearalenone toxicosis

Other

Atresia ani

Congenital Tremor

Epitheliogenesis imperfecta

Frostbite

Gastric ulcers

Hemorrhagic bowel syndrome

Hernias

Osteochondrosis

Other

Pityriasis rosea

Porcine stress syndrome

Prolapse of the vagina and cervix

Rectal prolapse

Rectal stricture

Shoulder ulcers

Splay leg

Sunburn

Thrombocytopaenic purpura

Torsion of the stomach and the intestines

Uterine Prolapse

Vice