Severe laminitis in multiple zoo species

Ellen Wiedner, Jeff Holland, John Trupkiewicz, Francisco A Uzal

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A 10-year record review from a zoological institution in the western USA identified four cases of severe laminitis resulting in rotation and protrusion of the third phalanx through the sole. Laminitis is reported in a Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi), a Sichuan takin (Budorcas taxicolor tibetana), a greater Malayan chevrotain (Tragulus napu) and a giant eland (Taurotragus derbianus). This is the first report of severe laminitis with pedal bone rotation and protrusion in multiple species of non-domestic hoofstock, and the first report of this disease in three of these species (takin, chevrotain, and giant eland).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-28
Number of pages7
JournalVeterinary Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014


  • giant eland
  • laminitis
  • Malayan chevrotain
  • Masai giraffe
  • pedal bone rotation
  • Sichuan takin
  • ungulate
  • zoo species

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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