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1 December 2007 ILEOCECOCOLIC STRICTURES IN TWO CAPTIVE CHEETAHS (ACINONYX JUBATUS JUBATUS)
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Intestinal strictures were diagnosed in two captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus). The cheetahs presented with lethargy, anorexia, diarrhea, and weight loss. The first cheetah had a stricture of the ileocecocolic junction diagnosed at necropsy. The second had an ileocecocolic stricture causing obstruction that was diagnosed at surgery. After resection and anastomosis, the cheetah recovered well. The etiology of the strictures remains undetermined. Intestinal stricture, particularly of the ileocecocolic junction, should be considered as a differential diagnosis for cheetahs with nonspecific gastrointestinal signs.

Erika K. Travis, Mary Duncan, Martha Weber, Michael J. Adkesson, and Randall E. Junge "ILEOCECOCOLIC STRICTURES IN TWO CAPTIVE CHEETAHS (ACINONYX JUBATUS JUBATUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 38(4), (1 December 2007). https://doi.org/10.1638/2007-0037R.1
Received: 5 April 2007; Published: 1 December 2007
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