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1 October 2012 Diaphragmatic Hernia and Right-sided Heart Enlargement in a Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)
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Postmortem evaluation of a Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) revealed cold stress lesions and previous watercraft trauma that included broken ribs, a diaphragmatic hernia, an enlarged vena cava, and right-sided cardiomegaly. We discuss these findings and present a possible pathogenesis for the cardiomegaly.

Trevor J. Gerlach, Martine de Wit, and Jennifer A. Landolfi "Diaphragmatic Hernia and Right-sided Heart Enlargement in a Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48(4), (1 October 2012). https://doi.org/10.7589/2011-12-344
Received: 2 December 2011; Accepted: 1 April 2012; Published: 1 October 2012
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