Atlas of pathology
Where: skin and subcutaneous tissue
Jaundice (yellow discolouration) is caused by the deposition of bilirrubin pigment on the animal tissues. Its origin can be due to increased hemolysis (pre-hepatic), liver malfunction (hepatic) of biliary obstruction (post hepatic). Hence different causes can be involved: toxicity, Porcine circovirus type 2 infection, Leptospira sp, Salmonella sp, Mycoplasma suis, hemoparasites, etc. The ocular conjunctive is a good spot to detect jaundice in a living animal.