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Hearing problems diagnosed in captive lions

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G.C.-E.L. 

A work of veterinarians from the Agrifood Campus of International Excellence ceiA3 at the University of Córdoba achieved international recognition in the 31st Meeting of The European Society and College of Veterinary Pathologists held in London

 

A work of veterinarians from the Agrifood Campus of International Excellence ceiA3 at the University of Córdoba achieved international recognition in the 31st Meeting of The European Society and College of Veterinary Pathologists held in London
Early diagnosis of diseases is a real challenge for zoos and other detention centers and for recovery of wild and exotic species. Animal welfare is one of the assumptions currently governing the management of such centers. Thus it is not surprising that the last work of a multidisciplinary team of veterinarians from the Agrifood Campus of International Excellence ceiA3 at the University of Córdoba on an auditory pathology of big cats has achieved international recognition.
University teachers Manuel Novales, Pedro Ginel and Beatriz Blanco, from the Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, and Elena Mozos and Andrés diz, from the Department of Anatomy and Comparative Pathological Anatomy of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with Cordoba Zoo veterinarian Rafael Guerra, have described for the first time a type of bone disorder (Mucoperiosteal exostoses of the tympanic bulla) in middle-ear of adult lions. They have used imaging techniques (radiography and CAT scan) and anatomopathological postmortem analysis of African lions heads from zoos.
The results, awarded as the best communication in its category in the 31st Meeting of The European Society and College of Veterinary Pathologists held recently in London, represent the first global reference study for further clinicopathological studies that will deepen into the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of these injuries
Early disease diagnosis is a real challenge for zoos and other detention centers and for recovery of wild and exotic species. Animal welfare is a main concern for managenent of these centers. Thus it is not surprising that the last work of a multidisciplinary team of veterinarians from the Agrifood Campus of International Excellence ceiA3 at the University of Córdoba on an auditory pathology of big cats has achieved international recognition.

University teachers Manuel Novales, Pedro Ginel and Beatriz Blanco, from the Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, and Elena Mozos and Andrés Diz, from the Department of Anatomy and Comparative Pathological Anatomy of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with Cordoba Zoo veterinarian Rafael Guerra, have described for the first time a type of bone disorder (Mucoperiosteal exostoses of the tympanic bulla) in the middle-ear of adult lions. They have used imaging techniques (radiography and CAT scan) and anatomopathological postmortem analysis of African lions heads from zoos.

The results, awarded as the best communication in its category in the 31st Meeting of The European Society and College of Veterinary Pathologists recently held in London, represent the first global reference study for further clinicopathological studies that will deepen into pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of these injuries.

 

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