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Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2016;56(3):201-203.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2016.56.3.201    Published online October 11, 2016.
Intestinal rupture due to small bowel volvulus in a captive American black bear (Ursus americanus)
Kyoo-Tae Kim1, Seung-Hun Lee2, Dongmi Kwak2
1Animal Health Center, Zoo Land, Daejeon O-World Theme Park
2College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University
아메리카 흑곰에서 발생한 소장 염전에 의한 장 파열 증례
김규태1, 이승헌2, 곽동미2
2경북대학교 수의과대학
Intestinal rupture caused by small bowel volvulus was diagnosed in a captive 13-year-old male American black bear. The animal presented with decreased appetite, depression, lethargy, and mild abdominal distention for 3 days. The animal was treated with antibiotics, hypermetabolites, and digestive medicine daily; however, it died on the third day of treatment. The clinical symptoms included hemorrhagic ascites, gaseous extension of the small intestine, and intestinal rupture caused by small bowel volvulus. Hemorrhagic signs were observed in the lungs and heart. This is the first case to describe small bowel volvulus in mammals of the family Ursidae.
Key Words: American black bear, Ursus americanus, intestinal rupture, small bowel volvulus, zoo
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