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1 September 2015 DIAGNOSIS AND SURGICAL TREATMENT OF A COMPLEX ANGULAR HIND LIMB DEFORMITY IN A SERVAL (FELIS SERVAL)
Noémie M. Summa, David Eshar, Sylvain Bichot, Dale A. Smith, Noel M. M. Moens
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A 2-yr-old neutered male pet serval (Felis serval) was presented for progressive hind limb lameness that started at 6 mo of age. Previous therapy included only nutritional supplementation. Direct and video gait analysis confirmed bilateral hind limb lameness, more severe on the right. Physical examination and radiography revealed a multifocal complex bilateral angular deformity with a significant rotational component. A right tibial corrective osteotomy was followed by internal rotation and stabilization with a 2.7-mm eight-hole locking compression plate and locking screws. Other deformities were not corrected. Clinical improvement was noted immediately and has been maintained over the 16-mo follow-up.

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Noémie M. Summa, David Eshar, Sylvain Bichot, Dale A. Smith, and Noel M. M. Moens "DIAGNOSIS AND SURGICAL TREATMENT OF A COMPLEX ANGULAR HIND LIMB DEFORMITY IN A SERVAL (FELIS SERVAL)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 46(3), 609-612, (1 September 2015). https://doi.org/10.1638/2012-0290.1
Received: 14 December 2012; Published: 1 September 2015
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