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Replacement of muscle bundles with fat without an inflammatory response. Congenital condition which may also affect skeletal muscle. Usually found in cattle, sheep and pigs and poses a problem at meat inspection only.

  • Also called lipomatosis
  • In cattle, sheep and pigs
  • Fat replaces lost muscle fibres
  • Pale muscle, bilaterally symmetrical
  • No clinical significance
  • Noticed at slaughter or necropsy