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    Roe buck liver - 2nd opinion please

    Dear disease, welfare and biology brethren,

    I shot a 10 month old buck kid on Fri. The carcass, gralloch and lymph were normal except for part of the liver. The liver 'thumb' (don't know correct biological term for it) showed very minor marbling, the rest of the liver appeared normal, including the ducts. On inspection this marbling appeared to be either eggs or some very early larvae. Anyway, I took a picture to gauge what it might be, is this very early sign of liver fluke? Opinions and experience would be appreciated.

    308RWS
    Last edited by 308rws; 08-04-2012 at 17:09.

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    Fluke or possibly Tape worm, I can't tell from the photo, if transparent fluid filled cyst with a white centre then tape worm.

    With fluke the liver surface will have a mottled appearance, the best description I have heard is like a corroded battery terminal

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogtrotter View Post
    Fluke or possibly Tape worm, I can't tell from the photo, if transparent fluid filled cyst with a white centre then tape worm.

    With fluke the liver surface will have a mottled appearance, the best description I have heard is like a corroded battery terminal
    100% answer Bogtrotter nothing to worry about 308rws just discard the liver and eat the rest no problem.

    Jimbo

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    My apologies, I attached a thumbnail ... try this one for size:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2011-04-08 12-23-44_0016.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by 308rws View Post
    My apologies, I attached a thumbnail ... try this one for size:
    From your photo looks like tape worm cyst. As said before just discard the liver and eat the rest.

    Jimbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo 30 06 View Post
    From your photo looks like tape worm cyst. As said before just discard the liver and eat the rest.

    Jimbo
    +1 lolls very much like the intermediate stage if a tape worm.

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