Table 1

Ultrasound findings over the time of experiment observed in Experimental group compared to Control group

US findings/Time of experiment

Control Group at any time (n = 10)

Experimental Group


4 weeks (n = 6)

8 weeks (n = 7)

15 weeks (n = 17)


Homogeneous liver parenchyma of medium level echogenicity (pattern 1)

10

3

0

0


Diffusely increased parenchymal echogenicity (pattern 2)

0

3

3

0


Discrete coarsened and heterogeneous parenchyma (pattern 3)

0

0

4

5


Extensive coarsened and heterogeneous parenchyma (pattern 4)

0

0

0

12


L-Echo<R-Echo

10

3

0

0


L-Echo=R-Echo

0

2

4

8


L-Echo>R-Echo

0

1

3

9


Liver isoechoic nodule

0

0

0

2


Liver hypoechoic nodule

0

0

0

1


PVD< 2.1 mm

10

6

6

0


PVD ≥ 2.1 mm

0

0

1

17


Mild or transient ascites

0

0

0

2


Moderate or marked ascites

0

0

0

3


PVD: Portal Vein Diameter; L-Echo: Liver echogenicity; R-Echo: Renal cortex echogenicity.

Lessa et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2010 6:6   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-6-6

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