Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi Articles in Press
Study of Non-Specific Reactive Hepatitis in Stray Dogs
David FARRAY1, Danilo SUAREZ1, Alicia VELAZQUEZ-WALLRAF1, Jose PEREZ2, Antonio RAVELO-GARCÍA3, Conrado CARRASCOSA1, Myriam RODRIGUEZ-VENTURA1, Jose Raduan JABER1
1 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35413, Las Palmas, SPAIN
2 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Córdoba, Campus Universitario de Rabanales, 14071, Córdoba, SPAIN
3 Institute for Technological Development and Innovation in Communications, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35017, Las Palmas, SPAIN
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2019.21751 The purpose of this paper was to study the possible causes of Non-Specific Reactive Hepatitis (NSRH) in tissue samples of housed dogs that were collected from different cities of Andalucia (Spain). Histologically, this disease was characterized by the presence of lymphocytes and plasma cells spread throughout the liver parenchyma and in the portal stroma, with no evidence of hepatocyte necrosis. These animals showed non-specific chronic reactive hepatitis that varied from moderate to severe. In order of prevalence, the more common pathologies associated with NSRH were gastrointestinal and renal diseases, as well as pneumonia mainly of parasitic or infectious origin. Keywords : Liver, Hepatitis, Dogs, Retrospective case series