pertaining to or emanating from trophopathy.
hepatic injury caused by nutritional deficiency. In many cases the injury is not caused directly by the deficiency but the removal of the nutrient from the diet makes the animal susceptible to a constantly present but usually ineffective agent. Although it occurs it has limited importance in contrast to toxipathic hepatitis. Examples are the white liver disease of cobalt deficient sheep, and dietary hepatic necrosis in pigs which is preventable by selenium and alpha tocopherol.