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1 October 2017 Anophthalmia in a Wild Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
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We describe bilateral true anophthalmia in a juvenile female eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) with histologic confirmation that orbital contents lacked ocular tissues. Additionally, the optic chiasm of the brain was absent and axon density in the optic tract adjacent to the lateral geniculate nucleus was reduced.

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Jamie L. Rothenburger, Elizabeth A. Hartnett, Fiona M. K. James, and Bruce H. Grahn "Anophthalmia in a Wild Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53(4), (1 October 2017). https://doi.org/10.7589/2017-02-048
Received: 23 February 2017; Accepted: 1 June 2017; Published: 1 October 2017
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