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1 September 2015 SMALL INTESTINAL ADENOCARCINOMA WITH CARCINOMATOSIS IN A SWIFT FOX (VULPES VELOX)
Shambhunath Choudhary, Gordon A. Andrews, James W. Carpenter
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A 7-yr-old, intact, female swift fox (Vulpes velox) presented to the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University with a history of chronic weight loss, lethargy, inappetence, and myiasis. On physical examination, a firm mass was palpated in the mid- to cranial abdomen. The fox was euthanatized as a result of the grave prognosis. Gross necropsy and histologic findings included a small intestinal adenocarcinoma with diffuse transperitoneal spread throughout the abdominal cavity (carcinomatosis). To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of intestinal adenocarcinoma with carcinomatosis in a swift fox.

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Shambhunath Choudhary, Gordon A. Andrews, and James W. Carpenter "SMALL INTESTINAL ADENOCARCINOMA WITH CARCINOMATOSIS IN A SWIFT FOX (VULPES VELOX)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 46(3), 596-600, (1 September 2015). https://doi.org/10.1638/2014-0147.1
Received: 27 March 2015; Published: 1 September 2015
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