Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html
One of the important complications of hepatic abscesses in cattle is their extension into the posterior vena cava and the hepatic veins. When this occurs the abscesses discharge their contents into the blood stream and produce a thrombus at the site of endothelial injury.
Monlux, William S.
"Ruptured Hepatic Abscesses in Cattle,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 24
, Article 2.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol24/iss1/2