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11 June 2021 A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF NEOPLASIA IN NONDOMESTIC FELIDS IN HUMAN CARE, WITH A COMPARATIVE LITERATURE REVIEW
Amélie Mathieu, Michael M. Garner
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Abstract

This retrospective study of neoplasia in nondomestic felids in human care presents the cases diagnosed at Northwest ZooPath (NWZP), Monroe, Washington, from 1998 to 2017 in conjunction with a scoping literature review. The 554 neoplasms identified in 20 species in the NWZP archive were combined with the 984 neoplasms identified in those same species in the published literature. Some of the cases identified in the literature were from the NWZP archive. Based on this review, mammary adenocarcinoma (183/1,483, 12.3%), lymphoma (89/1,483, 6.0%), squamous cell carcinoma (85/1,483, 5.7%), pheochromocytoma (57/1,483, 3.8%), and thyroid adenoma (57/1,483, 3.8%) are the most frequently reported neoplasms in nondomestic felids in human care. Apparent species predilections for neoplasia include mammary adenocarcinoma in tigers, jaguars, lions, and jungle cats; lymphoma in lions and tigers; squamous cell carcinoma in snow leopards; pheochromocytoma in clouded leopards; ovarian adenocarcinoma in jaguars; cholangiocarcinoma in lions and tigers; multiple myeloma in tigers; bronchoalveolar adenocarcinoma in cougars and lions; hemangiosarcoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, and gastrointestinal adenocarcinoma in lions; mesothelioma in clouded leopards, lions, and tigers; myelolipoma and cutaneous mast cell tumor in cheetahs; soft tissue sarcomas in tigers; and transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder in fishing cats.

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Amélie Mathieu and Michael M. Garner "A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF NEOPLASIA IN NONDOMESTIC FELIDS IN HUMAN CARE, WITH A COMPARATIVE LITERATURE REVIEW," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 52(2), 413-426, (11 June 2021). https://doi.org/10.1638/2020-0077
Accepted: 28 December 2020; Published: 11 June 2021
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