FATAL RUMEN IMPACTION IN A FIVE YEAR OLD EWE (PATHOLOGICAL AND HISTOPATHOLOGICAL CHANGES): A CASE REPORT

Authors

  • Abdullahi, M. National Animal Production Research Institute, Ahmadu Bello University, Shika- Zaria, Nigeria
  • Mohammed, A. K.
  • Hussaini, M.
  • Wunti, Z. M.
  • Haruna, I.

Keywords:

sheep, rumen, indigestible foreign bodies, postmortem findings and histopathology.

Abstract

A carcass of 5-year old Yankasa ewe was presented with the chief complaint of sudden death. History revealed that, the sheep had been ill for five days prior to death during which there was no treatment given. Postmortem findings revealed indigestible foreign Bodies (IFB) of 3 kg and measuring 17cm consisting of polythene bags, ropes and sponges in the rumen together with thinned, stunted and sloughed ruminal papillae with un even distribution. However, the histopathological examination revealed an area of discontinuity in the epithelium exposing the submucosa using H&E (Haemoxylin & Eosin). Stain at x 200 magnification.

Published

2017-06-30