Case Report: Severe laminitis in multiple zoo species

Author(s)Ellen Wiedner, Jeff Holland, John Trupkiewicz, and Francisco Uzal
Year Published2014
JournalVeterinary Quarterly
Page Numbers1-7
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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).

Keywords: Masai giraffe; Malayan chevrotain; giant eland; Sichuan takin; laminitis; ungulate; zoo species; pedal bone rotation

Authors: Ellen Wiedner, Jeff Holland, John Trupkiewicz, and Francisco Uzal

Journal: Veterinary Quarterly

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