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1 September 2016 CONGENITAL CLEFT PALATE AND CARDIAC SEPTAL DEFECTS IN A NEONATAL SOUTHERN BLACK RHINOCEROS (DICEROS BICORNIS MINOR)
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A female Southern black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis minor) calf died unexpectedly at less than 12 hr of age, after an uncomplicated birth and uneventful early postpartum period. Gross necropsy revealed a 15-cm full thickness cleft palate, a patent foramen ovale, and four septal defects ranging from 0.3 to 1 cm in diameter. Histologic findings did not reveal any significant abnormalities. Karyotyping did not indicate any significant numerical or structural chromosomal abnormalities.

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Stephany Lewis, Mary Duncan, Marlys L. Houck, Rebecca Bloch, and Holly Haefele "CONGENITAL CLEFT PALATE AND CARDIAC SEPTAL DEFECTS IN A NEONATAL SOUTHERN BLACK RHINOCEROS (DICEROS BICORNIS MINOR)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 47(3), 876-878, (1 September 2016). https://doi.org/10.1638/2015-0296.1
Received: 26 December 2015; Published: 1 September 2016
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