Disease and Defect Condition Recording and Reporting Messaging - Attribute


Element Code Value Label Description Short Label
000 None None None - Ante Mortem Inspection|None - Post Mortem Inspection None
001 Abscess Abscess A localised collection of pus in a cavity formed by the disintegration of tissue. Most abscesses are formed by invasion of tissues by bacteria, but some are caused by fungi or protozoa or even helminths, and some are sterile. Absc
002 Adhesions Adhesions Union of two surfaces that are normally separate; also any fibrous band that connects them. Adhes
003 Anaemia Anaemia A reduction below normal in the number of volume of erythrocytes or in the quantity of haemoglobin in the blood. Clinically it is manifested by weakness, exercise intolerance, hyperpnoea which is only moderate, pallor of mucosae, tachycardia and a large increase in the intensity of heart sounds. There are often accompanying signs related to the site of blood or haemoglobin loss. Anaem
004 Arthritis Arthritis Inflammation of a joint Arthr
006 Blood Inhalation Blood Inhalation Bl Inhal
007 Bovine Leucosis Bovine leucosis A highly fatal, systemic, malignant neoplasm of the reticuloendothelial system of cattle. It is characterised by tumours composed of aggregations of neoplastic lymphocytes in almost any organ with a great variety of clinical syndromes resulting. B.Leuco
008 Bruising Bruising Discolouration and actual haemorrhage at the site of injury, and a serious disadvantage in the meat trade. In the first 12 hours after injury the bruise is bright red, at 24 hours it is dark red, at 24 to 36 hours it loses its firm consistency and becomes watery and at 3 or more days it is an orange-red colour and has a soapy feel. Bruis
009 Burn Burn Injury to tissues caused by contact with dry heat (fire), moist heat (steam or liquid), chemicals, electricity, lightning or radiation. Burn
010 Cancer Eye/Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cancer Eye Squamous cell carcinoma around the eye, also known as cancer eye, is a common neoplasm in cattle, especially those breeds with little pigmentation in the eyelids. Cancer E
011 Caseous Lymphadenitis Caseous Lymphadenitis A chronic disease of sheep and goats caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis and characterised by caseopurlent abscesses in lymph nodes but with little effect on general health. Caseous
012 Chronic Pericarditis Chronic Pericarditis Inflammation of the pericardium. Pericard
013 Chronic Valve Lesions Chronic Valve Lesions Valve L.
014 Contamination Contamination Contamination means the presence of objectionable matter....or any substance which may compromise food safety or wholesomeness Contam
015 Cyst Cyst A closed epithelium lined sac or capsule containing a liquid or semi-solid substance. Most cysts are harmless but they occasionally may change into malignant growths, become infected, or obstruct a gland. There are four main types of cysts: retention cysts, exudation cysts, embryonic cysts and parasitic cysts. Cyst
017 Dead Animal Dead Animal Dead
018 Degeneration Degeneration deterioration; change from a higher to lower form, especially change in tissue to a lower or less functionally active form. When there is chemical change of the tissue itself it is true degeneration; when the change consists in the deposit of abnormal matter in the tissues it is infiltration. Degen
019 Dermatitis Dermatitis Inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis can result from various animal and vegetable and chemical substances, from heat or cold, from mechanical irritation, from certain forms of malnutrition, or from infectious disease. Derm
020 Ecchymosis Ecchymosis A haemorrhagic spot, larger than a petechia, in the skin or mucous membrane, forming a nonelevated, rounded or irregular, blue or purplish patch. Ecchymo
021 Emaciation Emaciation Excessive leanness; a wasted condition of the body; generally taken to mean that the body weight is less than 50% of the normal expected for a comparable normal animal. Emac
022 Emergency Kill Emergency Kill Can be identified and condemned at ante-mortem Emergency
023 Enteritis Enteritis Inflammation of the intestinal mucosa resulting in clinical signs of diarrhoea, sometimes dysentery, abdominal pain and dehydration and electrolyte loss and imbalance. In more sever cases there is much mucous in the faeces and in the worst ones there are shreds or even sheets of exfoliated mucosa. Gastritis is commonly an accompanying lesion. The causes are many and include bacteria, viruses, chemicals, damaged feedstuffs and nematode parasites and protozoa. Inflam
025 Eosinophilic Myositis/Eosinophilic Myocarditis Eosinophilic Myositis Eosinophilic myocarditis in cattle may be observed in normal animals at slaughter. EosinMyo
026 Erysipelas/Diamond Skin Disease Erysipelas Can occur in the Cheek, Heart and Carcase Erysip
027 Excitement Excitement Excitement - a mental state of greater excitation than normal, but less than frenzy. To be distinguished from, but similar to, the increased motor activity state of restlessness. Excite
028 Exhaustion Exhaustion Exhaustion - privation of energy with consequent inability to respond to stimuli; lassitude. Exhaust
030 Fever Fever Congestion of the vessels so that the surface of tissue has a redder appearance, and individual vessels are more readily seen. Fever
031 Fibrosis Fibrosis Formation of fibrous tissue; fibroid degeneration Fibro
032 Fluke Fluke Fascicola hepatica - found in the liver parenchyma and bile ducts of sheep, cattle and most other domesticated species and humans. Fluke
033 Foetus Foetus Can occur in the Green Offal Foetus
034 Fracture Fracture Can occur in the Carcase, Part Carcase or rib Fract
035 Granuloma Granuloma A tumour-like mass or nodule of granulation tissue, with actively growing fibroblasts and capillary buds, consisting of a collection of macrophages resembling epithelial cells, surrounded by a rim mononuclear cells, chiefly lymphocytes, and sometimes a centre of giant multinucleate cells; it is due to a chronic inflammatory process associated with infectious disease or invasion by a foreign body. Granu
036 Grass Impaction Grass Impaction Can occur in the Oral Cavity Gr Impact
037 Grass Seed Abscess Grass Seed Abscess Can occur in the Tongue, Tongue root and Cheek Gr S Absc
038 Grass Seeds Grass Seeds Can occur in the Part Carcase Gr Seed
040 Hepatic Cirrhosis Hepatic Cirrhosis A liver disease characterised pathologically by the loss of normal microscopic lobular architecture and regenerative replacement of necrotic parenchymal tissue with fibrous bands of connective tissue which eventually constrict and partition the organ into irregular nodules. Cirrhosis
041 Hepatitis Hepatitis Inflammation of the liver which may be toxic or infectious in origin; characterised by signs due to diffuse injury to the liver. Hepat
042 Hydatids Hydatids Hydat
044 Ingrown Hown Ingrown Horn Ingrow H
045 Jaundice Jaundice yellowness of skin, sclerae, mucous membranes and excretion due to hyperbilirubinaemia and deposition of bile pigments. Called also icterus. Jaund
046 Lameness Lameness Incapable of normal locomotion; deviation from normal gait. Lame
047 Lead shot/metal Lead shot/Metal F. Body
048 Lipoma Lipoma A benign fatty tumour usually composed of mature fat cells. Lipoma
049 Lymphadenitis Lymphadenitis Inflammation of the lymph nodes; a common finding as an incidental sign in diseases of animals. It is also a principal sign in some others especially strangles in horses, cervical abscess of pigs, bovine tuberculosis, caseous lymphadenitis of sheep and goats. Inflam
050 Mastitis Mastitis Inflammation of the mammary gland. Mastit
051 Melanosis Melanosis A condition characterised by dark pigmentary deposits Melano
053 Metritis (discharging) Metritis (discharging) Metritis - inflammation of the uterus Metritis
054 Miliary Necrosis Miliary Necrosis Characterised by the formation of lesions resembling millet seeds Miliary
055 Orchitis Orchitis Can occur in the testes and is identified at Orchitis
056 Moribund/Dying Animal Moribund/Dying Animal Can be identified and condemned at ante- Dying
057 Myositis Myositis Inflammation of a voluntary muscle Myo
058 Neoplasia/Cancer Neoplasia Neoplasm - a tumour, any new and abnormal growth, specifically one in which cell multiplication is uncontrolled and progressive. Neoplasms may be benign or malignant. Cancer
059 Nephritis Nephritis Inflammation of the kidney; a focal or diffuse proliferative or destructive disease that may involve the glomerulus, tubule or interstitial renal tissue. Neph
060 Neurofibroma Neurofibroma A tumour of peripheral nerves due to abnormal proliferation of Schwann cells. In cattle neurofibromas appear as subcutaneous swellings. Neurofib
061 Neurological/behavioural signs Neurological/behavioural signs Neurological - pertaining to or emanating from the nervous system or from neurology. Behav
062 Odour Odour A volatile emanation, usually unpleasant, perceived by the olfactory sense. Odour
063 Oedema Oedema An abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cavities and intercellular spaces of the body. Oedema
064 Other Other Other
065 Pleurisy Pleurisy inflammation of the pleura. It may be caused by infection, injury or tumour. It may be a complication of lung diseases, particularly of pneumonia or lung abscesses. Pleurisy
066 Pneumonia Pneumonia inflammation of the parenchyma of the lung. It is often accompanied by inflammation of the airways and sometimes of the adjoining pleura. Clinically it is manifested by an increase in the rate and depth of respiration at all degrees of severity up to dyspnea. There is also cough, and abnormality of the breath sounds on auscultation. In bacterial pneumonia there is usually a severe toxemia, in viral pneumonia it is usually minor. Pneu
067 Polyps Polyps Any growth or mass protruding from a mucous membrane. Polyps may be attached to a membrane by a thin stalk, in which case they are known as pedunculated polyps, or may have a broad base (sessile polyps). They are usually an overgrowth of normal tissue, but sometimes polyps are true tumours or masses of new tissue separate from the supporting membrane. Usually benign, they may lead to complications or eventually become malignant. Polyps - T
068 Recumbent/Downer Recumbent Recumbency - clinical term used to describe an animal that is lying down and unable to rise Downer
069 Retained Placenta Retained Placenta The placenta has not been passed within 12 hours after the foetus has been delivered. Placenta
070 Rupture Spleen Rupture Spleen Splenic rupture - only likely in a grossly enlarged spleen, e.g. in bovine viral leukosis Rupt
071 Ruptured Uterus Ruptured Uterus Occurs usually during parturition and due to human intervention. Rupt Ute
072 Scarring Scarring A mark remaining after the healing of a wound, such as one caused by injury, illness or surgery. Scar
073 Sinusitis Sinusitis Inflammation of one or more of the paranasal sinuses, often occurring during an upper respiratory tract infection, by extension from the nasal cavity. Sinusitis may also be a complication of tooth infection, allergy or certain infectious diseases. Sinus
074 Telangiectasis Telangiectasis A vascular lesion formed by the dilatation of a group of small blood vessels. It occurs in all species but is most commonly seen in the liver of cattle. Telang
075 Trim Trim Trim
077 Wound Wounds A bodily injury caused by physical means, with disruption of the normal continuity of structures. Wound
078 Xanthosis Xanthosis Yellowish discolouration; degeneration with yellowish pigmentation Xanth
079 Cysticercus ovis Cysticercus ovis Cysticercus ovis causes cysts in the carcase and viscera. If there are more than 5 cysts in the carcase it is said to have a general infestation and is condemned. Less than 5 cysts in the musculature and the cysts are trimmed. C ovis
081 Cysticercus tenuicollis Bladder Worm Cysticercus tenuicollis are seen as cysts in the viscera and the carcase. These cysts are trimmed, and the material condemned. B Worm
083 Lung Worm Lung Worm Dictyocaulus filarial adults live mainly in the airways (bronchi) in the lung. Mulleuris capillaris develop in the tissue of the lungs. Lungs are condemned. L Worm
085 Market Access Restriction Market Access Restriction Can occur in the Red and Green Offal MAR
086 Dead (Anthrax suspected) Dead (Anthrax suspected) Can be identified and condemned at ante-mortem Anthrax
087 Dog bite Dog bite Can occur in the Carcase or Part Carcase Dog bite
088 Dropped Dropped Can occur in the Carcase or Part Carcase, Offal or Head Drop
090 Hernia Hernia Can occur in the abdomen or inguinal area and is identified at antemortem Hernia
091 Johnes Disease Johnes Disease Can occur in the Green Offal Johnes
092 Knotty Gut Knotty Gut Can occur in the Green Offal Knotty
093 No Enucleation No Enucleation Can occur in the Kidneys No Enuc
094 Pleuritis Pleuritis Can occur in the Lungs Pleu
095 Poor Presentation Poor Presentation Can occur in Red and Green offal Poor Pres
096 Prolapse Prolapse Can occur in the anus, bladder penis and vagina and is identified at antemortem
098 Sarcosporidiosis Sarcosporidiosis Can occur in the Green Offal, Carcase or Carcase parts Sarco
099 Vaccination Lesions Vaccination Lesions Can occur in the Carcase or Part Carcase Vacc L