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1 March 2004 FIBROSARCOMA OF THE BROOD POUCH IN AN AQUARIUM-REARED LINED SEAHORSE (HIPPOCAMPUS ERECTUS)
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An adult, male, captive lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) was presented with weight loss, anorexia, and brood pouch distention. Initial treatments included manual expression of the brood pouch followed by saline flushes and enrofloxacin infusions. Radiographs and physical examination identified a nodular swelling in the brood pouch wall. The mass was excised, but the seahorse died. Necropsy and histopathology revealed a malignant mesenchymal tumor with a collagenous stroma, and a brood pouch fibrosarcoma was diagnosed.

Scott Willens, J. Lawrence Dunn, and Salvatore Frasca Jr. "FIBROSARCOMA OF THE BROOD POUCH IN AN AQUARIUM-REARED LINED SEAHORSE (HIPPOCAMPUS ERECTUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 35(1), 107-109, (1 March 2004). https://doi.org/10.1638/02-085
Received: 14 November 2002; Published: 1 March 2004
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