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Death due to volvulus in a white rhinoceros ceratotherium simum from the Kruger National Park

V. de Vos
Koedoe | Vol 18, No 1 | a924 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v18i1.924 | © 1975 V. de Vos | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 July 1975 | Published: 29 July 1975

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Acute intestinal obstruction due to volvulus is described as the cause of death in an adult white rhinoceros cow. It is also pointed out that the gross anatomical features which predispose volvulus in the horse, are also present in the white rhinoceros and is considered to have some significance in the aetiology of the present case.


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