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1 July 1994 Flaccid Trunk Paralysis in Free-ranging Elephants (Loxodonta africana) in Zimbabwe
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An epizootic of flaccid trunk paralysis began in free-ranging Zimbabwean elephants (Loxodonta africana) on the southern shore of Lake Kariba in 1989. It involved a selective neuropathy of peripheral nerves supplying the trunk, with axon and myelin degeneration, muscle atrophy, compensatory hypertrophy, and fine endomyseal fibrosis, without inflammatory changes.

Kock, Goedegebuure, Lane, Lucke, Tyrrell, and Kock: Flaccid Trunk Paralysis in Free-ranging Elephants (Loxodonta africana) in Zimbabwe
N. D. Kock, S. A. Goedegebuure, E. P. Lane, V. Lucke, D. Tyrrell, and M. D. Kock "Flaccid Trunk Paralysis in Free-ranging Elephants (Loxodonta africana) in Zimbabwe," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 30(3), (1 July 1994). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-30.3.432
Received: 18 May 1993; Published: 1 July 1994
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