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1 October 1988 Schistosomiasis and Nutritional Myopathy in a Brazilian Tapir (Tapirus terrestris)
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Gross lesions suggestive of severe hepatoenteropathy and myopathy were noted in a 4.5-yr-old Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris) from a zoo in Michigan (USA). The major microscopic lesions were granulomatous hepatitis and hemorrhagic enteritis associated with non-operculated eggs compatible with those of the Schistosomatidae (Digenea). Skeletal muscle and tongue contained foci of severe acute myodegeneration and necrosis. The hepatic vitamin E value of 1.3 ppm dry weight was considered critically low.

Yamini and Veen: Schistosomiasis and Nutritional Myopathy in a Brazilian Tapir (Tapirus terrestris)
Behzad Yamini and T. W. Schillhorn van Veen "Schistosomiasis and Nutritional Myopathy in a Brazilian Tapir (Tapirus terrestris)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 24(4), 703-707, (1 October 1988). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-24.4.703
Received: 3 August 1987; Published: 1 October 1988
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