OSSEOUS CYST-LIKE LESIONS IN A 15 YEAR OLD ROTHSCHILD’S GIRAFFE (Giraffa camelopardis rothschildi)

Author(s)P.J. POLLOCK, E. TOBIN, H. MCALLISTER and J. BAINBRIDGE 
Year Published2006
JournalEuropean Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians 6th Scientific Meeting
Page Numbers1-3
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Abstract:

Osseous cyst-like lesions (OCLLs) are commonly reported in equines (Watkins, 1999).They are uncommon in ruminants (Tyron and Farrow, 1999) and have never been documented in a giraffe. The aetiopathogenesis of OCLLs has not yet been conclusively determined. Curently there are two hypotheses; defective endochondral ossification or, that cyst development follows mechanical trauma in joints with existing trauma (Stromberg, 1979; Verschooten and DeMoor, 1982)

Key Words: Osseous cyst-like lesions, giraffe, endochondral ossification, cysts, joint trauma, lameness

Authors: P.J. POLLOCK, E. TOBIN, H. MCALLISTER and J. BAINBRIDGE 

Journal: European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians 6th Scientific Meeting


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