Proliferative processes in the cephalic region of sheep

E. Jeanette Alva, A. Raúl Rosadio

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© 2002 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. All rights reserved. Macro and histopathological analyses of proliferative processes in the cephalic region of adult female sheep from a large enterprise in the central sierra of Peru are reported. Of the 14 cases studied, 10 corresponded to neoplasias, one to benign proliferative growth and 3 to inflammatory processes (chronic dermatitis). The neoplasias effected the ear lobe (n=5), eye ball (n=4) and the nostril (n=1), while the proliferative (hyperkeratotic papilloma) and chronic dermatitis cases were jeopardizing the ear lobe. Macroscopically the tumors presented exophytic semi-oval, papillomatous and semicircular growths, and all had exudate and necrotized surfaces. The neoplasias were not associated with metastasis, but histologically demonstrated diverse degrees of cellular differentiation. Of the 10 neoplasias, 6 corresponded to degree I (well differentiated) and 4 to degree II (moderately differentiated) . All the animals effected with tumors presented slight leukocytosis, generally characterized by neutrophilia, and slight to moderate lymphopenia was found in 2 of the 10 cases.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)38-45
Number of pages8
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002


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