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A corneal dermoid in a black wildebeest Connochaetes gnou

A. Weber, W. van Hoven
Koedoe | Vol 33, No 2 | a445 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v33i2.445 | © 1990 A. Weber, W. van Hoven | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 September 1990 | Published: 23 September 1990

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A. Weber, University of Pretoria, South Africa
W. van Hoven, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Dermoids are choristomatous malformations that can occur in the ocular region with a histologic structure similar to that of normal skin. Dermoids occur in a variety of domestic animals but no such cases have been reported in wild animals. A typical corneal dermoid in a black wildebeest Connochaetes gnou is presented.

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corneal dermoid, black wildebeest, Connochaetes gnou.

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