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1 January 1989 Vertebral Osteomyelitis and Suspected Diskospondylitis in an Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncates)
J. W. Alexander, Mobashir A. Solangi, Leon S. Riegel
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Abstract

A 21-yr-old male Atlantic bottle-nose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) was performing at an aquatic park when it developed a soft tissue swelling anterior to the flukes. Subsequent radiographic evaluation revealed the animal to have vertebral osteomyelitis and suspected diskospondylitis. The case was successfully managed with long-term antibiotic therapy.

Alexander, Solangi, and Riegel: Vertebral Osteomyelitis and Suspected Diskospondylitis in an Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncates)
J. W. Alexander, Mobashir A. Solangi, and Leon S. Riegel "Vertebral Osteomyelitis and Suspected Diskospondylitis in an Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncates)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 25(1), 118-121, (1 January 1989). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-25.1.118
Received: 23 May 1988; Published: 1 January 1989
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case history
diskospondylitis
intervertebral disk space
periosteal response
sclerosis
Vertebral osteomyelitis
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