General description
  • Melanosis is an abnormal accumulation of melanin (a dark pigment) in various organs including the kidneys, heart, lungs and liver.
  • Discolouration of the liver tends to occur in certain regions, and this may be associated with the local grazing diet of the sheep.
  • Affected livers are not compromised functionally; the sheep are normal.
  • Organs affected are trimmed for aesthetic reasons at slaughter.
  • Not a preventable disease.
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