Severe laminitis in multiple zoo species

The Veterinary Quarterly
Ellen WiednerFrancisco Uzal

Abstract

A 10-year record review from a zoological institution in the western USA identified four cases of severe laminitis resulting in rotation and protrusion of the third phalanx through the sole. Laminitis is reported in a Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi), a Sichuan takin (Budorcas taxicolor tibetana), a greater Malayan chevrotain (Tragulus napu) and a giant eland (Taurotragus derbianus). This is the first report of severe laminitis with pedal bone rotation and protrusion in multiple species of non-domestic hoofstock, and the first report of this disease in three of these species (takin, chevrotain, and giant eland).

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Related Concepts

Metazoa
Bone Structure of Foot
Foot Diseases
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Oreamnos americanus
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Taurotragus derbianus
Tragulus napu
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