Disease and Defect Condition Recording and Reporting Messaging - Attribute


Element Code Value Description Label
000 None None - Ante Mortem Inspection|None - Post Mortem Inspection None
001 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 Union of two surfaces that are normally separate; also any fibrous band that connects them. Adhes
003 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 Inflammation of a joint Arthr
005 Bile Contamination Contamination means the presence of objectionable matter...[in this case bile]...or any substance which may compromise food safety or wholesomeness B-Contam
006 Blood Inhalation Bl Inhal
007 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 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 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 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 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 Inflammation of the pericardium. Pericard
013 Chronic Valve Lesions Valve L.
014 Contamination Contamination means the presence of objectionable matter....or any substance which may compromise food safety or wholesomeness Contam
015 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
016 Dead (Anthrax suspected) Anthrax - a peracute disease of all animal species, caused by Bacillus anthracis, and characterised by septicaemia and sudden death. Anthrax
017 Dead Animal Dead
018 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 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 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 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 Slaughter Emergency
023 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
024 Eosinophilic Myositis Eosino Myo
025 Eosinophilic Myositis/Eosinophilic Myocarditis Eosinophilic myocarditis in cattle may be observed in normal animals at slaughter. EosinMyo
026 Erysipelas/Diamond Skin Disease Infection with Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae; in pigs it may be a septicaemia with characteristic diamond shaped skin lesions, or a chronic disease manifested principally as arthritis, sometimes as endocarditis. Erysip
027 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 - privation of energy with consequent inability to respond to stimuli; lassitude. Exhaust
029 Faecal Contamination Contamination means the presence of objectionable matter...[in this case faecal]...or any substance which may compromise food safety or wholesomeness F-Contam
030 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 Formation of fibrous tissue; fibroid degeneration Fibro
032 Fluke Fascicola hepatica - found in the liver parenchyma and bile ducts of sheep, cattle and most other domesticated species and humans. Fluke
033 Foetus The developing young in the uterus, specifically the unborn offspring in the postembryonic period, after major anatomical structures have been outlined. Foetus
034 Fracture A break in the continuity of bone. Fractures may be caused by trauma, by twisting due to muscle spasm, or indirect loss of leverage or by disease that results in decalcification of the bone. Fract
035 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 Gr Impact
037 Grass Seed Abscess Gr S Absc
038 Grass Seeds Gr Seed
039 Hair Contamination contamination means the presence of objectionable matter...[in this case hair]...or any substance which may compromise food safety or wholesomeness H-Contam
040 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 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 Hydat
043 Ingesta Contamination Contamination means the presence of objectionable matter...[in this case ingesta]...or any substance which may compromise food safety or wholesomeness I-Contam
044 Ingrown Hown Ingrow H
045 Jaundice yellowness of skin, sclerae, mucous membranes and excretion due to hyperbilirubinaemia and deposition of bile pigments. Called also icterus. Jaund
046 Lameness Incapable of normal locomotion; deviation from normal gait. Lame
047 Lead shot/metal F. Body
048 Lipoma A benign fatty tumour usually composed of mature fat cells. Lipoma
049 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 Inflammation of the mammary gland. Mastit
051 Melanosis A condition characterised by dark pigmentary deposits Melano
052 Metritis Metritis - inflammation of the uterus Metritis
053 Metritis (discharging) Metritis - inflammation of the uterus Metritis
054 Miliary Necrosis Characterised by the formation of lesions resembling millet seeds Miliary
055 Milk Contamination contamination means the presence of objectionable matter...[in this case milk]...or any substance which may compromise food safety or wholesomeness M-Contam
056 Moribund/Dying Animal Moribund - in a dying state Dying
057 Myositis Inflammation of a voluntary muscle Myo
058 Neoplasia/Cancer 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 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 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 - pertaining to or emanating from the nervous system or from neurology. Behav
062 Odour A volatile emanation, usually unpleasant, perceived by the olfactory sense. Odour
063 Oedema An abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cavities and intercellular spaces of the body. Oedema
064 Other Other
065 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 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 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 Recumbency - clinical term used to describe an animal that is lying down and unable to rise Downer
069 Retained Placenta The placenta has not been passed within 12 hours after the foetus has been delivered. Placenta
070 Rupture Splenic rupture - only likely in a grossly enlarged spleen, e.g. in bovine viral leukosis Rupt
071 Ruptured Uterus Occurs usually during parturition and due to human intervention. Rupt Ute
072 Scarring A mark remaining after the healing of a wound, such as one caused by injury, illness or surgery. Scar
073 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 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
076 Urine Contamination contamination means the presence of objectionable matter...[in this case urine]...or any substance which may compromise food safety or wholesomeness U-Contam
077 Wound A bodily injury caused by physical means, with disruption of the normal continuity of structures. Wound
078 Xanthosis Yellowish discolouration; degeneration with yellowish pigmentation Xanth
079 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
080 Sarcocystis Sarcocystis forms cysts in the muscles of sheep and goats. It is usually seen as 'white grains' on the weasand and in the thoracic cavity. The weasand is condemned, and affected carcase parts are condemned. Sacr
081 Bladder Worm Cysticercus tenuicollis are seen as cysts in the viscera and the carcase. These cysts are trimmed, and the material condemned. B Worm
082 Fever/Septicaemia Carcases condemned. Multiple cases may indicate an emergency animal disease (EAD). Fever/Septic
083 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
084 Ovine Johne's Disease If intestines and mesentery are condemned as a suspect OJD infection. Confirmation of OJD only. Bacterial infection that causes enteritis and lymphadenitis. OJD
085 Market Access Risk Market Access Risk MAR