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Elusive cranial lesions severely afflicting young endangered Patagonian huemul deer.
BMC Res Notes 2018; 11(1):638BR

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

Most subpopulations of endangered huemul deer (Hippocamelus bisulcus) fail to recover, frequently due to osteopathology. Equivalent pathology was detected only postmortem in an additional deer 365 km further north, stressing the need to improve clinical evaluations of live huemul.

RESULTS

Captured on a farm and attended by authorities in charge of huemul, the deer was considered apt for relocation and release. Delays with attendance and lack of reversal drugs resulted in his death. The subsequent necropsy revealed severe osteopathology particularly in mandibles and maxillae. Such disease in another southern population affected 57+ % among dead adults, and 86% among live adults. The present case stems from a new subpopulation, isolated 365 km further north. Such severe pathology demands that individuals be rehabilitated, especially relevant with severely endangered species, because liberations will cause premature death and loss of reproductive lifetime. Live huemul must be examined utmost professionally especially regarding this pathophysiognomy. This incidence represents the typical situation of extant huemul, being displaced from their traditional migratory behavior to utilize fertile low-elevation habitat. This young male may have been dispersing, but reaching valleys usually leads to death due to locally intense anthropogenic activities.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University Basel, Socinstrasse 57, 4051, Basel, Switzerland. w.flueck@deerlab.org. National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina. w.flueck@deerlab.org. Argentine National Park Administration, C.C. 592, 8400, Bariloche, Argentina. w.flueck@deerlab.org.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30176912

Citation

Flueck, Werner T.. "Elusive Cranial Lesions Severely Afflicting Young Endangered Patagonian Huemul Deer." BMC Research Notes, vol. 11, no. 1, 2018, p. 638.
Flueck WT. Elusive cranial lesions severely afflicting young endangered Patagonian huemul deer. BMC Res Notes. 2018;11(1):638.
Flueck, W. T. (2018). Elusive cranial lesions severely afflicting young endangered Patagonian huemul deer. BMC Research Notes, 11(1), p. 638. doi:10.1186/s13104-018-3755-1.
Flueck WT. Elusive Cranial Lesions Severely Afflicting Young Endangered Patagonian Huemul Deer. BMC Res Notes. 2018 Sep 3;11(1):638. PubMed PMID: 30176912.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Elusive cranial lesions severely afflicting young endangered Patagonian huemul deer. A1 - Flueck,Werner T, Y1 - 2018/09/03/ PY - 2018/06/25/received PY - 2018/08/31/accepted PY - 2018/9/5/entrez PY - 2018/9/5/pubmed PY - 2019/1/4/medline KW - Acute periodontitis KW - Clinical evaluation KW - Dehiscence KW - Fenestration KW - Hippocamelus bisulcus KW - Huemul KW - Migration KW - Osteopathology KW - Parodontitis SP - 638 EP - 638 JF - BMC research notes JO - BMC Res Notes VL - 11 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVES: Most subpopulations of endangered huemul deer (Hippocamelus bisulcus) fail to recover, frequently due to osteopathology. Equivalent pathology was detected only postmortem in an additional deer 365 km further north, stressing the need to improve clinical evaluations of live huemul. RESULTS: Captured on a farm and attended by authorities in charge of huemul, the deer was considered apt for relocation and release. Delays with attendance and lack of reversal drugs resulted in his death. The subsequent necropsy revealed severe osteopathology particularly in mandibles and maxillae. Such disease in another southern population affected 57+ % among dead adults, and 86% among live adults. The present case stems from a new subpopulation, isolated 365 km further north. Such severe pathology demands that individuals be rehabilitated, especially relevant with severely endangered species, because liberations will cause premature death and loss of reproductive lifetime. Live huemul must be examined utmost professionally especially regarding this pathophysiognomy. This incidence represents the typical situation of extant huemul, being displaced from their traditional migratory behavior to utilize fertile low-elevation habitat. This young male may have been dispersing, but reaching valleys usually leads to death due to locally intense anthropogenic activities. SN - 1756-0500 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30176912/Elusive_cranial_lesions_severely_afflicting_young_endangered_Patagonian_huemul_deer_ L2 - https://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13104-018-3755-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -