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Fatal congenital and traumatic cervical spine injuries in a captive newborn plains zebra (Equus quagga)

Gabriela Fernandes Silva, José Eduardo Gomes, Raquel Cunha, Ana Canadas-Sousa, Fátima Faria, Cláudia Baptista, Nuno Alvura, Luis Miguel Atayde and Irina Amorim.


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Abstract
Background:
In this report, we describe the clinical, macro- and microscopic findings of a newborn zebra victim of a fatal trauma and its possible causes are discussed in detail.
Case Description:
A plains zebra (E. quagga) born in a Portuguese zoo was found in hypothermia and unable to get up. The animal was admitted in the hospital 36h later and, after the first hour of treatment and no attempts to get up, it began to convulse and died. At necropsy, subdural hematoma and atlanto-axial dislocation were the main findings.
Conclusion:
The inability to pinpoint the exact moment of the lesions onset determines the importance of a thorough surveillance of the periparturient period and parturition of captive animals. Furthermore, literature concerning zebras, their reproduction and neonatal period is scarce, reinforcing the need to report these cases.

Key words: Fatal, Newborn, Trauma, Congenital, Zebra.


 
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Silva GF, Gomes JE, Cunha R, Canadas-Sousa A, Faria F, Baptista C, Alvura N, . Fatal congenital and traumatic cervical spine injuries in a captive newborn plains zebra (Equus quagga). Open Vet J. 2022; 12(1): 75-79. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i1.9


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Silva GF, Gomes JE, Cunha R, Canadas-Sousa A, Faria F, Baptista C, Alvura N, . Fatal congenital and traumatic cervical spine injuries in a captive newborn plains zebra (Equus quagga). https://www.openveterinaryjournal.com/?mno=131274 [Access: February 13, 2024]. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i1.9


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Silva GF, Gomes JE, Cunha R, Canadas-Sousa A, Faria F, Baptista C, Alvura N, . Fatal congenital and traumatic cervical spine injuries in a captive newborn plains zebra (Equus quagga). Open Vet J. 2022; 12(1): 75-79. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i1.9



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Silva GF, Gomes JE, Cunha R, Canadas-Sousa A, Faria F, Baptista C, Alvura N, . Fatal congenital and traumatic cervical spine injuries in a captive newborn plains zebra (Equus quagga). Open Vet J. (2022), [cited February 13, 2024]; 12(1): 75-79. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i1.9



Harvard Style

Silva, G. F., Gomes, . J. E., Cunha, . R., Canadas-Sousa, . A., Faria, . F., Baptista, . C., Alvura, . N. & (2022) Fatal congenital and traumatic cervical spine injuries in a captive newborn plains zebra (Equus quagga). Open Vet J, 12 (1), 75-79. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i1.9



Turabian Style

Silva, Gabriela Fernandes, José Eduardo Gomes, Raquel Cunha, Ana Canadas-Sousa, Fátima Faria, Cláudia Baptista, Nuno Alvura, and Luis Miguel Atayde and Irina Amorim. 2022. Fatal congenital and traumatic cervical spine injuries in a captive newborn plains zebra (Equus quagga). Open Veterinary Journal, 12 (1), 75-79. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i1.9



Chicago Style

Silva, Gabriela Fernandes, José Eduardo Gomes, Raquel Cunha, Ana Canadas-Sousa, Fátima Faria, Cláudia Baptista, Nuno Alvura, and Luis Miguel Atayde and Irina Amorim. "Fatal congenital and traumatic cervical spine injuries in a captive newborn plains zebra (Equus quagga)." Open Veterinary Journal 12 (2022), 75-79. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i1.9



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Silva, Gabriela Fernandes, José Eduardo Gomes, Raquel Cunha, Ana Canadas-Sousa, Fátima Faria, Cláudia Baptista, Nuno Alvura, and Luis Miguel Atayde and Irina Amorim. "Fatal congenital and traumatic cervical spine injuries in a captive newborn plains zebra (Equus quagga)." Open Veterinary Journal 12.1 (2022), 75-79. Print. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i1.9



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Silva, G. F., Gomes, . J. E., Cunha, . R., Canadas-Sousa, . A., Faria, . F., Baptista, . C., Alvura, . N. & (2022) Fatal congenital and traumatic cervical spine injuries in a captive newborn plains zebra (Equus quagga). Open Veterinary Journal, 12 (1), 75-79. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i1.9