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WSVA8-0103
EXOTICS
EVALUATION OF HIP JOINT LAXITY IN CRAB-EATING FOXES
M.S. Castilho1, S. Rahal1, M.J. Mamprim2, L.R. Inamassu2, R.N. Dias Neto1, A. Melchert3, R.H.F. Teixeira4,
L.M. Matsubara1, C.R. Teixeira1
1Univ Estadual Paulista Unesp, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Anesthesiology, Botucatu, Brazil
2Univ Estadual Paulista Unesp, Department of Animal Reproduction and Veterinary Radiology, Botucatu, Brazil
3Univ Estadual Paulista Unesp, Department of Veterinary Clinic, Botucatu, Brazil
This study aimed to assess radiographic and computed tomographic (CT) values of hip joint laxity in healthy crab- eating foxes.
METHODS
Fifteen intact crab-eating foxes, eight males and seven females, ages 1 to 5 and mean body mass of 6.66 kg were used. Norberg angle (NA) was calculated from ventrodorsal hip-extended radiographs. To calculate the dorsolateral subluxation (DLS) score, the center distance (CD) index, the lateral center edge angle (LCEA), and
the dorsal acetabular rim angle (DARA), measurements obtained from transverse CT images were used.
RESULTS
No statistically significant differences were observed between the right and left sides in the radiographic and tomographic parameters. The mean NA was 107.57°. The mean DLS score, the CD index, the LCEA, and the DARA were 60.79%, 0.16, 98.25° and 13.47°, respectively.
CONCLUSIONS
The data obtained are helpful in characterizing mean values of the hip joint in healthy crab-eating foxes, and can contribute to the knowledge of the species.
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WSVA8-0183
EXOTICS
MEDICAL AND SURGICAL DISORDERS IN RABBITS: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY
E.Y. Tokashiki1, S. Rahal1, A. Melchert2, C.R. Teixeira1, R.B. Gonçalves1, L.S. Rolim1, M.F. Borges1
1Univ Estadual Paulista Unesp, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Anesthesiology, Botucatu, Brazil
2Univ Estadual Paulista Unesp, Department of Veterinary Clinic, Botucatu, Brazil
INTRODUCTION
In several countries, the rabbits have been considered the third most popular companion animal compared to dogs and cats, which requires a greater attention to the particularities of the species. These animals are subject to a number of diseases, which need to be properly identified and treated.
OBJECTIVES
The aim of this study was to determine medical and surgical disorders in rabbits examined in a reference center for a period of 6 years.
METHODS
Data concerning the animal identification (sex, age, body weight), reason to bring the rabbit to the clinic, and characterization of the disorder (medical or surgical) according to the system were evaluated.
RESULTS
A total of 249 rabbits was examined, comprised of 139 males, 83 females, and 27 without identifying information. The age varied from 3 days to 9.7 months. Males weighed from 360 grams to 4.19 kg (mean 1.67 kg), and females weighed from 486 grams to 4.36 kg (mean 1.68 kg). The major occurrences involved the integumentary system (25%), digestive (22%) and musculoskeletal
(11%) systems. Parasitism by mites and abscesses were the most common skin problems. The disorders more frequent in digestive system were tooth overgrowth and gastrointestinal stasis. Hind limb fractures were the most prevalent of musculoskeletal conditions. Spaying and castration were the most common surgical procedures, followed by osteosynthesis.
CONCLUSIONS
In conclusion, the rabbits admitted had parasitism by mites and dental problems as more frequent disorders, and among the surgical procedures realized the most common was the neutering.
    4Municipal Zoological Park “Quinzinho de Barros”, Municipal Zoological Park “Quinzinho de Barros”, Sorocaba, Brazil
INTRODUCTION
Like canids, crab-eating foxes may probably be predisposed to similar orthopedic diseases of domestic dogs, such as hip dysplasia. However, for the adequate hip dysplasia diagnosis in wild animals, the normality characteristics of each species must be determined.
OBJECTIVES
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