1995, Cilt 11, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 119-129
A Survey of Pathological Conditions of the Genital Tracts of Ewes II. Uterus,Cervix and Vagina
Metin Münir Kıran, Hüdaverdi Erer, M. Kemal Çiftçi, Fatih Hatipoğlu
S. Ü. Veteriner Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, KONYA
Keywords: Ewe, uterus, cervix, vagina, pathology
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In the present study, the pathological conditions of uterus, cervix and vagina of 4370 ewes slaughtered at Konya abattoirs were examined. As a result of these investigations, in 153 cases (3. 5 %) uterus, in 46 cases (1. 1 %) cervix and in 17 cases (0. 4 %) vagina showed some pathological conditions. Among the uterine abnormalities, the largest group of lesions was inflammatory changes. In the uterus, the following conditions were recorded; catarrhal endometritis (0. 39%), purulent endometritis (0. 34%), pyometra (0. 04%), necrotic endometritis (0. 04%), chronic nonpurulent endometritis (0. 92%), granulomatous endometritis (0. 12%), parametritis (0. 48%), hydrometra (0. 39%), glandular hyperplasia (0. 16%), melanosis (0. 67%) and uterus unicornis (0. 25%). Inflammation of the cervix was found in 28 cases (0. 64 %) and, in the 22 of these, cervicitis was accompanied with endometritis. Other changes including metaplasia (0. 32%) and abscess of cervical serosa (0. 16 %) were also recorded. The vaginal lesions were vaginitis (0. 3 %), cystic gartner ducts (0. 04%) and abscess of vaginal serosa (0. 07 %).