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Icterus in a dog[1]

Icterus, or simply the yellowing of mucus membranes, is commonly observed clinically in dogs.

It nearly always implies the existence of hyperbilirubinemia due to:

- Bacterial hepatitis
- Cholangiohepatitis
- Portosystemic shunt
- Infectious canine hepatitis
- Biliary Cirrhosis


  1. EnpeVet
  2. Bruchim Y et al (2012) Accidental fatal aflatoxicosis due to contaminated commercial diet in 50 dogs. Res Vet Sci 93(1):279-287