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Ultrasonographic abdominal anatomy of healty captive caracals (Caracal caracal)

Show simple item record Makungu, M. du Plessis, W. M. Barrows, M. Koeppel, K. N. Groenewald, H. B. 2018-10-08T07:02:40Z 2018-10-08T07:02:40Z 2012-09
dc.identifier.issn 1937-2825
dc.description Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2012;43(3):522-529. en_US
dc.description.abstract Abdominal ultrasonography was performed in six adult captive caracals (Caracal caracal) to describe the normal abdominal ultrasonographic anatomy. Consistently, the splenic parenchyma was hyperechoic to the liver and kidneys. The relative echogenicity of the right kidney’s cortex was inconsistent to the liver. The gall bladder was prominent in five animals and surrounded by a clearly visualized thin, smooth, regular echogenic wall. The wall thickness of the duodenum measured significantly greater compared with that of the jejunum and colon. The duodenum had a significantly thicker mucosal layer compared with that of the stomach. Such knowledge of the normal abdominal ultrasonographic anatomy of individual species is important for accurate diagnosis and interpretation of routine health examinations. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine en_US
dc.subject Abdomen en_US
dc.subject anatomy en_US
dc.subject caracal en_US
dc.subject Caracal caracal en_US
dc.subject ultrasonography. en_US
dc.title Ultrasonographic abdominal anatomy of healty captive caracals (Caracal caracal) en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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