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Oral papillomatosis in Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17984270     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We observed 11 cases of oral papillomatosis among 48 free-ranging Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) that had been shipped to Colorado for translocation purposes. Lesions were 1-3 mm, multifocal, nonpigmented sessile masses and occurred on the ventral lingual surface. Adverse clinical signs were not observed. Six of the 11 cases resolved and the remainder appeared to be self-limiting when affected animals were examined <or=4 mo later. New cases did not develop in previously unaffected lynx while in captivity. Histopathologic lesions included marked hyperplasia of the mucosal epithelium causing thickening of the stratum spinosum and corneum. Ballooning degeneration of epithelial cells with intracytoplasmic inclusions were observed. Papilloma virus was found on negative contrast electron microscopy. Papillomatosis was seen in lynx from three geographically distant sources (British Columbia, five of 21 individuals; Quebec, five of 17; Yukon, one of four) suggesting the causative virus may be widespread among North American lynx populations.
Lisa L Wolfe; Terry R Spraker
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wildlife diseases     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0090-3558     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Wildl. Dis.     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-06     Completed Date:  2008-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0244160     Medline TA:  J Wildl Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  731-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Colorado Division of Wildlife, Wildlife Research Center, 317 W. Prospect Rd., Fort Collins, Colorado 80526-2097, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Wild
Canada / ethnology
Colorado / epidemiology
Conservation of Natural Resources*
Immunohistochemistry / veterinary
Lynx / virology*
Mouth Neoplasms / epidemiology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Papilloma / epidemiology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Papillomaviridae / isolation & purification*
Papillomavirus Infections / epidemiology,  veterinary,  virology

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