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    Progressive ataxia in a captive North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) associated with brain stem spheroid formation (2007)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Schettler, Elvira
    Müller, Kerstin
    Fritsch, Guido
    Kaiser, Stefan
    Brunnberg, Leo
    Frölich, Kai
    Wibbelt, Gudrun
    Quelle
    Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publ. of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians; 38(4) — S. 579–582
    ISSN: 1042-7260
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Verweise
    Pubmed: 18229864
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Progressive ataxia, particularly of the hind limbs, developed in a paretic female juvenile captive North American river otter (Lontra canadensis). Severe bilaterally symmetrical axonal degeneration in the medulla oblongata (nucleus gracilis and nucleus cuneatus) and multiple scattered spheroids in the region of the pons were detected microscopically. This is the first description of ataxia associated with axonal degeneration in otters.