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Ascites syndrome, swollen livers, chick
Ascites syndrome, swollen livers, chick

    Swollen livers, characterized by rounded margins (blue arrow) with prominent hydropericardium (yellow arrow), are commonly observed on gross pathologic examination in chicks with ascites syndrome. The ascitic fluid from the abdominal cavity has been removed in this image.

Courtesy of Dr. Billy M. Hargis.

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