Enterolithiasis in two zebras
|Title||Enterolithiasis in two zebras|
|Author(s)||Laurie A. McDuffee, A. J. Dart, P. Schiffman, J. J. Parrot|
|Journal||Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association|
|Abstract||Enterolithiasis, as a cause of colic, was diagnosed and treated during surgical intervention in 2 Grant's zebras (Equus burchelli bohmi). The zebras were part of a wild herd in a zoo in the western United States. The clinical signs of enterolithiasis in both zebras were similar to those reported for horses. Analysis of the enterolith from 1 zebra revealed a composition identical to enteroliths that have been analyzed from horses. Three other zebras from this herd had enteroliths at necropsy. Enterolithiasis should be considered as a differential diagnosis for zebras with low-grade obstructive colic.|
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