Diaphragmatic hernia and right-sided heart enlargement in a Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)

Trevor J. Gerlach, Martine de Wit, Jennifer A. Landolfi

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Abstract

Postmortem evaluation of a Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) revealed cold stress lesions and previous watercraft trauma that included broken ribs, a diaphragmatic hernia, an enlarged vena cava, and right-sided cardiomegaly. We discuss these findings and present a possible pathogenesis for the cardiomegaly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1102-1104
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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