Photo shows the post-mortem examination of a lamb that died of copper toxicity.  Evident is the extensive internal jaundice caused by failure of the liver to process hemoglobin breakdown products that would have been converted to biliary components (bilirubin).  A lobe of the liver is in the bottom left center (dark brown), with the gallbladder immediately above it.  The yellow tissue around these organs is the omentum stained with the bilirubin.

Copper toxicosis in ovine, post-mortem jaundice

Credit: Ruth M. Franczek

Digital Credit: Michael Maciarello

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Description: Photo shows the post-mortem examination of a lamb that died of copper toxicity. Evident is the extensive internal jaundice caused by failure of the liver to process hemoglobin breakdown products that would have been converted to biliary components (bilirubin). A lobe of the liver is in the bottom left center (dark brown), with the gallbladder immediately above it. The yellow tissue around these organs is the omentum stained with the bilirubin.

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