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1 September 2013 PERITONEAL MESOTHELIOMA IN A JAGUAR (PANTHERA ONCA)
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Abstract
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
Received: 25 July 2010; Accepted: ; Published: 1 September 2013
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