Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-23713
Clauss, M; Keller, A; Peemöller, A; Nygren, K; Hatt, J M; Nuss, K (2009). Postmortal radiographic diagnosis of laminitis in a captive European moose (Alces alces). Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 151(11):545-549.
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A five year-old bull moose (Alces alces) was culled due to chronic hoof overgrowth that required frequent intervention. Radiographic examination revealed changes in phalangeal bone structure usually considered indicative for laminitis in domestic cattle; similar changes were absent in the hooves of a freeranging moose of similar age. The captive animal had been maintained in exhibits whose fl ooring were much harder than the soil in natural moose habitat, and on a diet with a high proportion of easily fermentable carbohydrates. These findings indicate that chronic laminitis should be considered as a potential underlying factor for hoof overgrowth, and that measures aimed at reducing the incidence of laminitis in domestic cattle, such as the use of softer fl ooring and diets with a higher proportion of fi bre, might have prophylactic potential in captive wild ruminants.
|Other titles:||Postmortal radiographisch diagnostizierte Laminitis bei einem europäischen Elch aus Menschenobhut|
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals > Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife|
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals > Clinic for Ruminants
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology|
|Deposited On:||18 Nov 2009 08:06|
|Last Modified:||28 Nov 2013 01:30|
|Additional Information:||This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde. It is not the version of record and is therefore not suitable for citation.|
|Citations:||Web of Science®. Times cited: 1|
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