yellow fat disease


yellow fat disease
yellow fat disease n a disease esp. of swine, cats, and ranch-raised mink that is associated with a deficiency of vitamin E and is marked by inflammation of the fatty tissue, subcutaneous edema, and varied visceral lesions called also steatitis, yellow fat

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inflammation of adipose tissue in an animal whose diet is excessively high in unsaturated fats and low in vitamin E; it usually occurs in cats and mink fed certain kinds of fish. The body fat becomes hard, lumpy, and painful and the animal may be feverish or anorexic. Called also steatitis and nutritional steatitis.

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