An Enzootic “Growth” of Kenya Hedgehogs: Preliminary Observations
Tumour-like growths affecting the subcutaneous tissues and regional lymph nodes were found in 11% of 140 hedgehogs (Erinaceus albiventris) captured in the Nairobi area of Kenya, and appeared to be a significant cause of mortality. Coccoid bodies, possibly fungi, were found in the lesions as well as in the lungs and in preputial smears. Findings on prevalence and pathology are described and possible causes discussed.
KeywordsGrowth Material Subcutaneous Lesion Buccal Pouch Impression Smear Imperial Cancer Research Fund
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