Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin


Service-Navigation

    Publikationsdatenbank

    Oronasal Fistula in a 53-year-old Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) (2007)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Wittschen, P
    Ochs, A
    Gruber, A D
    Quelle
    Journal of Comparative Pathology; 137(4) — S. 253–255
    ISSN: 0021-9975
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Verweise
    Pubmed: 17888937
    Kontakt
    Institut für Tierpathologie

    Robert-von-Ostertag-Str. 15
    Gebäude 12
    14163 Berlin
    +49 30 838 62450

    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    An oronasal fistula is described in a 53-year-old captive hippopotamus, the animal having shown a nasal discharge, consisting mainly of food particles, during and after feeding for at least 15 years. Necropsy of the emaciated animal revealed an oronasal fistula, measuring 4.5 x 3.5 cm, adjacent to the third left molar tooth, the first and second molars being missing. The fistula was thought to have been caused by an earlier necrotizing alveolitis and osteitis. There was no evidence of rhinitis or aspiration pneumonia. Unrelated findings consisted of a follicular thyroid adenoma and generalized muscle atrophy.