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1 September 2013 PERITONEAL MESOTHELIOMA IN A JAGUAR (PANTHERA ONCA)
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A 21-yr-old female jaguar (Panthera onca) died in a zoo in Teresina, Piauí, Brazil, following a history of abdominal distension, ascites, anorexia, and dyspnea. At necropsy, a dark red, watery, blood-tinged serous fluid was present in the abdominal cavity. The peritoneum was thick with firm, yellow, villous projections. Histologically, the tumors were composed of a biphasic population of cells, which reacted to anti-cytokeratin and anti-vimentin antibodies, consistent with a biphasic benign mesothelioma of peritoneal origin. This is the first reported case of mesothelioma in a captive jaguar.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Francisco de Assis Leite Souza, Ciro José Sousa de Carvalho, Hatawa M. de Almeida, Lidiany Viana Pires, Lucilene dos Santos Silva, Francisco Assis Lima Costa, and Silvana M. Medeiros de Sousa Silva "PERITONEAL MESOTHELIOMA IN A JAGUAR (PANTHERA ONCA)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44(3), 737-739, (1 September 2013). https://doi.org/10.1638/2010-0122R5.1
Received: 25 July 2010; Published: 1 September 2013
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