Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 239-242

Fibrous osteodystrophy in a captive common eland antelope (Taurotragus oryx)

Grandi, FabrizioM. B. Pessoa, LourdesLúcio Filho, Franciscode Araújo, RocheleM. Rocha, RafaelDel Fava, Cláudia

Fibrous osteodystrophy (FO) is a common condition described mainly in domestic species, with only few cases described in wild ones kept in captivity. Herein we report a case of FO in a 2 yr-old female common eland antelope (Taurotragus oryx) maintained in captivity and fed with a horse pelleted ration plus hays. The animal showed a firm bilateral symmetrical enlargement of upper maxillary bones which was submitted to histological evaluation. Microscopic findings were those related to extensive bone resorption and fibroplasia

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