Jan 31, 2008

A review of some of the health issues of captive black rhinoceroses (Diceros bicornis)

Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine : Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Patricia M DennisWilliam J A Saville

Abstract

In captivity, black rhinoceroses (Diceros bicornis) are beset by many disease syndromes not described in black rhinoceroses in the wild. Hemolytic anemia, hepatopathy, and ulcerative dermatopathy that lead to increased morbidity and mortality characterize these syndromes. It is uncertain whether these are separate disease syndromes with different etiologies or the same disease with different manifestations. This article offers a brief review of some of the health issues of concern for the captive black rhinoceros population and proposes some possible avenues of research for consideration.

Mentioned in this Paper

Trichohepatoenteric Syndrome
Vascular Proliferation
Biochemical Pathway
Structure of Calf of Leg
Yellow Skin or Eyes (Symptom)
Rhinoceros unicornis
Morbidity Aspects
Hydrogen Peroxide
Cocos (plant)
Enzymes, antithrombotic

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