A histopathological survey of adult bovine terminal ilea.


A histopathological survey of 945 abattoir-derived adult bovine terminal ilea was conducted. All samples showed changes interpreted as chronic enteritis. Sixty-nine percent had glandular epithelium within submucosal Peyer's patches. Thirty-eight percent showed dense focal lymphoid aggregations within the mucosa and twenty-seven percent showed sub-mucosal abscessation and granulomata. Evidence of coccidial and nematode parasitism was common. Four percent had Johne;s disease.

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@article{Hebden1982AHS, title={A histopathological survey of adult bovine terminal ilea.}, author={Jein Hebden and W O Nuttall}, journal={New Zealand veterinary journal}, year={1982}, volume={30 6}, pages={77-8} }