Iowa State University Veterinarian


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

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SF601 V65

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Idiopathic hepatic lipidosis (IHL) of cats is a disease causing severe liver dysfunction; cats afflicted with the disease have a guarded to poor prognosis for recovery. Hepatic lipidosis or fatty liver also occurs in most domestic species including the dog, the chicken, and ruminants. A variety of etiologies for hepatic lipidosis are known and may be classified as either metabolic, nutritional, toxic or hypoxic conditions. The cause of IHL is unknown.