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1 December 2002 COMBINATION THERAPY FOR FOOTPAD LESIONS IN A CAPTIVE BENGAL TIGER (PANTHERA TIGRIS TIGRIS)
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A captive adult male Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) was treated for chronic footpad ulcers associated with pacing on concrete cage surfaces. Combination therapy of oral fluoxetine and acepromazine administration to eliminate pacing behavior, daily application of moisturizing ointment, and oral vitamin E supplementation resulted in complete resolution of all footpad lesions. Subsequent clinical episodes completely resolved with similar treatments.

David G. Baker "COMBINATION THERAPY FOR FOOTPAD LESIONS IN A CAPTIVE BENGAL TIGER (PANTHERA TIGRIS TIGRIS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 33(4), 389-391, (1 December 2002). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260(2002)033[0389:CTFFLI]2.0.CO;2
Received: 19 December 2001; Published: 1 December 2002
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