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Dysplastic tracheae in eight blue duikers (Cephalophus monticola) from Bioko, Equatorial Guinea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20597221     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nine blue duikers (Cephalophus monticola), purchased in the Malabo bushmeat market, were necropsied. Eight of the nine animals were found to have dysplastic tracheas, characterized by lateral apposition of tracheal rings, entrapment of the trachealis muscle and annular ligaments, and bunching of the tracheal epithelium. Communications with zoologic pathologists and a thorough search of the veterinary literature have not uncovered a single case of this pathologic finding. As such, this finding may represent an evolutionary marker indicative of a bottleneck that may have occurred in the history of this species of duiker, endemic to the island of Bioko, in the Gulf of Benin.
Eric D Lombardini; Emily Lane; Fabio Del Piero
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1042-7260     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Zoo Wildl. Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-05     Completed Date:  2010-08-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915208     Medline TA:  J Zoo Wildl Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC 20306, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Equatorial Guinea / epidemiology
Tracheal Diseases / pathology,  veterinary*

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