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Pathology in Practice

Oliver Greville-Heygate BVM, BVS1, Beth R. Reilly BVetMed1, and Katherine Hughes BVSc, PhD1
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  • 1 1Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0ES, England.
History

An approximately 1-year-old 70-kg (154-lb) Lleyn cross ewe was found dead in a lambing pen. Thirteen days earlier, the ewe had given birth to twin lambs unassisted. No other clinical history was available.

The ewe underwent necropsy examination. For histologic analysis, tissue samples from all major organs were fixed in neutral-buffered 10% formalin solution.

Clinical and Gross Findings

Gross examination of the udder revealed that both mammae were diffusely and markedly enlarged, the skin overlying the glands was multifocally dark red to purple with black around the teats, and serosanguineous fluid exuded from the skin and teats. On transverse

History

An approximately 1-year-old 70-kg (154-lb) Lleyn cross ewe was found dead in a lambing pen. Thirteen days earlier, the ewe had given birth to twin lambs unassisted. No other clinical history was available.

The ewe underwent necropsy examination. For histologic analysis, tissue samples from all major organs were fixed in neutral-buffered 10% formalin solution.

Clinical and Gross Findings

Gross examination of the udder revealed that both mammae were diffusely and markedly enlarged, the skin overlying the glands was multifocally dark red to purple with black around the teats, and serosanguineous fluid exuded from the skin and teats. On transverse

Contributor Notes

Dr Reilly's present address is Synergy Farm Health Ltd, West Hill Barns, Evershot DT2 0LD, England.

Address correspondence to Dr. Hughes (kh387@cam.ac.uk).