Iron storage disease in tapirs.

  title={Iron storage disease in tapirs.},
  author={Christopher J Bonar and John G Trupkiewicz and Barbara Toddes and Albert H Lewandowski},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  volume={37 1},
Recent studies of serum iron and iron binding capacity have indicated that tapirs could be at risk of developing hemochromatosis. However, in recent surveys of pathologic findings in tapirs, hemochromatosis was not reported as a cause of death. This study reviews necropsy reports from three species of tapir (Baird's tapir [Tapirus bairdii], Malayan tapir [Tapirus indicus], and Brazilian tapir [Tapirus terrestris]) at the Philadelphia Zoological Garden between 1902 and 1994. Twelve cases of… CONTINUE READING

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