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Osteoporosis and cranial asymmetry in a mountain sheep (Ovis canadensis).

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
0090-3558
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
3
Pages
372–376
Identifiers
PMID: 2388359
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The skull of a mountain sheep (Ovis canadensis cremnobates) exhibiting osteoporosis was recovered from San Diego County, California. This specimen also exhibited lateral asymmetry of the cranium and rostrum, malocclusion of molars, and mandibular asymmetry. Investigators are cautioned about potentially confusing lesions associated with chronic frontal sinusitis with lesions of osteoporosis in mountain sheep. To our knowledge this is the first report of osteoporosis in this species.

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