Shot a Roe yesterday which was with two others grazing on a field and acting normally. On inspection she appeared a tad underweight, no sign of infection or diarrhea.
Liver had hard lumpy capsules within. These capsules were white walled and upto 2/3 cm long. They contained green material which was soft in some and then more granulated in others. The more granulated ones also contained hard black grains upto 3mm square. These were like shiny coal and almost metallic in nature.
http://wildlifedisease.unbc.ca/liver_flukes.htm This is a link to a web page which details liver fluke and shows at the top of the page a photo similar to the liver damage I have seen and described.
I have come across liver flukes before but not seen anywhere near this level of damage. I can't find any flukes in the liver.
I assume that the capsules, green and black material are the results of liver fluke infestation? Can anyone expand please?
Below are photos I've taken.