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Radiographic abdominal anatomy in captive red pandas (Ailurus fulgens)

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dc.contributor.author Makungu, M.
dc.contributor.author du Plessis, W. M.
dc.contributor.author Barrows, M.
dc.contributor.author Groenewald, H. B.
dc.contributor.author Koeppel, K. N.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-05T05:44:48Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-05T05:44:48Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03
dc.identifier.issn 1937-2825
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2600
dc.description Journal of Zoo and Wildlife medicine, 2018; 48 (1): 214-218 en_US
dc.description.abstract The red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is classified as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. The aim of this study was to describe the normal radiographic abdominal anatomy in red pandas to provide guidance for clinical use. Radiography of the abdomen was performed in nine captive red pandas during their annual health examinations. Seven of nine animals had six lumbar vertebrae. The sacrum consisted mainly (8/9) of three fused segments. Hypaxial muscles were easily seen in animals weighing 5 kg and above. The pylorus was located to the right of the midline and cranially to the fundus in 8/9 individuals. Bunching of small intestine in the right central abdomen occurred in animals weighing 6 kg and above. The spleen was prominent. Knowledge of the normal radiographic abdominal anatomy of red pandas is important in the diagnosis of diseases and in routine health examinations. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine en_US
dc.subject Abdomen en_US
dc.subject Ailurus fulgens en_US
dc.subject anatomy en_US
dc.subject radiography en_US
dc.subject red panda en_US
dc.title Radiographic abdominal anatomy in captive red pandas (Ailurus fulgens) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1638/2016-0167R2.1 en_US


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