Vitamin A deficiency in the captive African lion cub, Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Show simple item record Imes, G.D. Jr Bartsch, R.C. Smit, J.P.J.
dc.contributor.editor Bigalke, R.D.
dc.contributor.editor Cameron, Colin McKenzie
dc.contributor.editor Verster, Anna J,M.
dc.contributor.editor Walker, Jane B.
dc.contributor.other De Kock, V.E. 2016-07-06T09:38:11Z 2016-07-06T09:38:11Z 2016 1975
dc.description The articles have been scanned in colour with a HP Scanjet 5590; 300dpi. Adobe Acroabt XI was used to OCR the text and also for the merging and conversion to the final presentation PDF-format. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Dietary, breeding and clinical histories and pathological findings are presented from 2 confirmed and 5 presumed cases of vitamin A deficiency in immature African lions. Five of the 7 animals were born in the wild while 2 were born in captivity. All animals were fed lean red meat sprinkled with a vitamin/mineral supplement. Salient clinical signs were incoordination, "star gazing", blindness and intermittent convulsions. Pathological lesions seen in 4 animals included severe thickening of the cranial bones, with consequent marked compression of the brain and partial herniation of the cerebellum. Vascular damage in the cerebellum and ensuing haemorrhages, resulting in acute increases of an already high intracranial pressure, were thought to be the cause of some of the clinical signs, particularly convulsions rather than direct pressure-necrosis and atrophy of nervous tissue en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bartsch, RC, Imes, GD & Smit, JPJ 1975, 'Vitamin A deficiency in the captive African lion cub, Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758)’, Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 43-54. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0330-2465
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Published by The Government Printer, Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights ©1975 ARC-Onderstepoort and Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria (original). ©2016 University of Pretoria. Department of Library Services (digital). en_ZA
dc.subject Veterinary medicine en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- South Africa
dc.title Vitamin A deficiency in the captive African lion cub, Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) en_ZA
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