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1 March 2016 MANDIBULAR SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA IN A BOBCAT (LYNX RUFUS)
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A 23-yr-old female spayed bobcat (Lynx rufus) presented with a 1-wk history of hypersalivation. On examination, the right mandible was markedly thickened, the right mandibular dental arcade was missing, and the oral mucosa over the right mandible was ulcerated and thickened. Skull radiographs and fine needle aspirate cytology were supportive of squamous cell carcinoma. The bobcat was euthanized as a result of its poor prognosis. Necropsy confirmed a diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma of the mandible. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of oral squamous cell carcinoma in a bobcat.

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Izidora Sladakovic, Anne Burnum, Uriel Blas-Machado, Lisa S. Kelly, Bridget C. Garner, Shannon P. Holmes, and Stephen J. Divers "MANDIBULAR SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA IN A BOBCAT (LYNX RUFUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 47(1), 370-373, (1 March 2016). https://doi.org/10.1638/2015-0197.1
Received: 1 September 2015; Published: 1 March 2016
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