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Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2015;55(2):145-148.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2015.55.2.145    Published online June 24, 2015.
Congenital systemic melanosis in a black mongrel pig
Yea-Ji Jeong, Ji-Youl Jung, Ji-Woong Her, Kang-Hyun Baek, Jong-Hyeong Lee, Myoung-Heon Lee, Soon-Seek Yoon
Division of Animal Disease Diagnosis, Department of Animal Disease Control and Quarantine, Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency
흑돼지에서의 선천성 전신 멜라닌증 발생 증례
정예지, 정지열, 허지웅, 백강현, 이종형, 이명헌, 윤순식
농림축산검역본부 동물질병관리부 질병진단과
Four 3-day-old piglets with retarded growth were submitted to the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency for diagnosis. Necropsy showed that one piglet had black spots ranging from 2 mm to 1 cm in diameter in the cerebellum, lungs, regional lymph nodes, and cecum. Histological findings were consistent with the gross appearance in which melanin pigmentation was observed in the organs mentioned above. Based on Fontana-Masson staining, we diagnosed this animal with systemic melanosis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of systemic melanosis in black breeds of swine in Korea.
Key Words: black pig, Fontana-Masson staining, melanosis, melanin

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