|Author(s)||Wm. Kirk Suedmeyer, DVM, Dipl ACZM and Adam Ramsey|
|Journal||AAZV Conference Proceedings|
Peracute mortality syndrome, or giraffe wasting disease, has been a leading cause of mortality in giraffe since the 1970s. It generally presents as acute death without premonitory signs. It is characterized by serous atrophy of adipose tissue and weight loss. Other lesions are non specific. Several articles have been published suggesting a potential nutritional component.
Key Words: Peracute mortality, giraffe wasting disease, mortality, adipose, atrophy, nutrition
Authors: Wm. Kirk Suedmeyer, DVM, Dipl ACZM and Adam Ramsey
Journal: 2012 AAZV Conference Proceedings
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