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1 July 2013 Survival of the Less-fit: A Least Shrew (Mammalia, Soricidae, Cryptotis parvus) Survives a Separated Leg Fracture in the Wild
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X-rays of the deformed femur of a least shrew (Cryptotis parvus) revealed an ossified callus enclosing a greatly displaced, spiral fracture. Based on models of fracture healing, this shrew lived for at least 28 days postfracture. Survival of major fractures in the wild may not be uncommon.
and Neal Woodman "Survival of the Less-fit: A Least Shrew (Mammalia, Soricidae, Cryptotis parvus) Survives a Separated Leg Fracture in the Wild," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(3), (1 July 2013). https://doi.org/10.7589/2012-08-218
Received: 27 August 2012; Accepted: 1 November 2012; Published: 1 July 2013
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