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Clinical Signs

Clinical Signs in Other Species


Mountain gazelle (Gazella gazella gazella)


In Israel, in 1985, a severe outbreak among mountain gazelle (Gazella gazella gazella) resulted in the death of around 50% of a herd of 3000 animals in a game reserve. Death was attributed to a combination of cardiac failure and dehydration caused by the inability of the animals to drink due to lingual muscular changes. Typical and severe oral lesions were observed in many animals, involving extensive, and in some cases, necrotic lesions of the dorsum of the tongue. Separation of the hooves was not uncommon. Some animals lost their horns, leaving a bleeding core.


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