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1 March 2007 HYPOTHYROIDISM IN AN AFRICAN FOREST BUFFALO (SYNCERUS CAFFER NANUS)
Matthew C. Allender, Michael Briggs, Clifford F. Shipley
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An adult female African forest buffalo (Syncerus caffer nanus) of unknown age was presented with signs of recurrent hoof overgrowth, persistent anestrous, obesity, dull hair coat, and decreased activity level. Complete blood counts and serum biochemistry values were unremarkable. Decreased concentrations of total triiodothyronine and total thyroxine were noted compared with values for normal domestic cattle and a healthy African forest buffalo. Treatment with oral levothyroxine increased blood concentrations of total triiodothyronine and total thyroxine, and subsequent improvement in clinical signs included weight loss, hair regrowth, and reproductive cycling.

Matthew C. Allender, Michael Briggs, and Clifford F. Shipley "HYPOTHYROIDISM IN AN AFRICAN FOREST BUFFALO (SYNCERUS CAFFER NANUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 38(1), 143-145, (1 March 2007). https://doi.org/10.1638/05-085.1
Received: 25 August 2005; Published: 1 March 2007
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