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A tale of two foxes--case reports: 1. Radial nerve paralysis treated with acupuncture in a wild fox. 2. Acupuncture in a fox with aggressive and obsessive behaviour.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16430128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Case 1. This is believed to be the first report of acupuncture treatment for traumatic radial nerve paralysis in a wild fox. From the first treatment, improvement in the range of mobility and sensation of the limb was evident. Additionally, the attitude of this wild animal changed from fear and aggression to complete cooperation: he lay peacefully during every treatment in a calm, drowsy state. Case 2. This reports the calming effects of acupuncture on a fox which had been showing aggressive behaviour and obsessive circling following toxoplasma infection.
Lorena Lloret; Simon Hayhoe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0964-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Acupunct Med     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-24     Completed Date:  2006-03-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304117     Medline TA:  Acupunct Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  190-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture Therapy / methods*,  veterinary*
Animals, Wild
Behavior, Animal*
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / etiology,  therapy
Paralysis / therapy,  veterinary*
Radial Neuropathy / therapy,  veterinary*
Toxoplasmosis, Animal / complications

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