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Congenital cystic disease of the liver and kidney in a pygmy goat
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation (2000)
  • Shelley Newman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • T Leichner
  • M Crisman
  • J Ramos

A 1-month-old pygmy goat was presented with abdominal distension and hematuria. Anemia, leukocytosis, and increased bilirubin and blood urea nitrogen levels suggested renal and hepatic disease. Radiographs revealed bilateral renomegaly, and ultrasound confirmed bilateral hydronephrosis. Necropsy findings determined that the renomegaly was due in part to edema and marked cystic tubular distension. Similarly, intrahepatic bile ducts were ectatic. The character and distribution of the gross and histologic lesions were consistent with a polycystic disorder, presumably congenital, affecting the liver and the kidney.

  • Animals,
  • Cysts pathology,
  • Cysts veterinary,
  • Edema veterinary,
  • Female,
  • Goat Diseases pathology,
  • Goats,
  • Hematuria etiology,
  • Hematuria veterinary,
  • Hydronephrosis etiology,
  • Hydronephrosis veterinary,
  • Liver Diseases congenital,
  • Liver Diseases pathology,
  • Liver Diseases veterinary,
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases pathology,
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases veterinary
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Shelley Newman, T Leichner, M Crisman and J Ramos. "Congenital cystic disease of the liver and kidney in a pygmy goat" Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation Vol. 12 Iss. 4 (2000)
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