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1 June 2004 FIBROCARTILAGINOUS EMBOLIC MYELOPATHY IN A SUMATRAN TIGER (PANTHERA TIGRIS SUMATRAE)
John M. Adaska, Susan Lynch
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Abstract

An adult, captive-born Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) had been ataxic for approximately 3 mo and had been self-mutilating after an acute onset of unilateral paresis and Horner's syndrome. Histologic lesions in the cervical spinal cord were consistent with fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy (FCEM), and they included the presence of cartilaginous occlusion of spinal blood vessels. This is the first reported case of FCEM in a large felid and specifically a Sumatran tiger.

John M. Adaska and Susan Lynch "FIBROCARTILAGINOUS EMBOLIC MYELOPATHY IN A SUMATRAN TIGER (PANTHERA TIGRIS SUMATRAE)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 35(2), 242-244, (1 June 2004). https://doi.org/10.1638/02-028
Received: 13 May 2002; Published: 1 June 2004
KEYWORDS
Fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy
Panthera tigris sumatrae
tiger
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