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hepatic lipidosis


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Posted by colby on February 03, 2003 at 22:18:39:

In Reply to: western hognose and fatty liver disease posted by cpn_aaron on February 03, 2003 at 20:38:44:

Hepatic lipidosis commonly is called fatty liver syndrome because the liver actually becomes filled with fat. A severe liver disease that can be fatal, hepatic lipidosis typically occurs when an obese animal suddenly stops eating, which causes a mobilization of its own fat stores and results in excessive fat accumulation in the cells of the liver. This excessive fat accumulation impairs the normal function of the liver cells, resulting in liver failure. Diagnosis acn be found at necropsy.



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