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1 April 1997 A CASE OF SPONDYLOSIS DEFORMANS IN THE DEFLESHED SKELETON OF A WILD COYOTE AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE TO OSTEOPATHOLOGIC INTERPRETATION
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The skeleton of a wild coyote (Canis latrans), collected in Alturas, California (USA), in 1940 and reported to have died of a blowfly infection, was analyzed. The axial components, primarily a series of fused and deformed vertebrae, had classic osteological indications of spondylosis deformans, a trauma-induced disorder. Severe crippling due to a crushing-type strain was identified as the primary pathological condition to which the coyote succumbed, with death hastened by vertebral degeneration and the complicating infection.

Duckler: A CASE OF SPONDYLOSIS DEFORMANS IN THE DEFLESHED SKELETON OF A WILD COYOTE AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE TO OSTEOPATHOLOGIC INTERPRETATION
Geordie L. Duckler "A CASE OF SPONDYLOSIS DEFORMANS IN THE DEFLESHED SKELETON OF A WILD COYOTE AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE TO OSTEOPATHOLOGIC INTERPRETATION," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33(2), 211-219, (1 April 1997). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-33.2.211
Received: 4 June 1996; Published: 1 April 1997
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