Quill Injury – Cause of Death in a Captive Indian Crested Porcupine (Hystrix Indica, Kerr, 1792)

@article{vara2015QuillI,
  title={Quill Injury – Cause of Death in a Captive Indian Crested Porcupine (Hystrix Indica, Kerr, 1792)},
  author={Tanja {\vS}vara and Irena Zdovc and Mitja Gomba{\vc} and Milan Poga{\vc}nik},
  journal={Macedonian Veterinary Review},
  year={2015},
  volume={38},
  pages={119 - 122}
}
ABSTRACT Case Report Mac Vet Rev 2015; 38 (1): i-iv Available online atwww.macvetrev.mk INTRODUCTION Indian crested porcupine ( Hystrix indica, Kerr, 1792) is a member of the family of Old World porcupines ( Hystricidae) , which belong to the order Rodentia (1). These animals are large and heavy, with a total length of almost 1 m and a weight of 10-17 kg. The neck and shoulders are covered with multiple layers of quills, exploited in its defensive behavior. Indeed, when attacked, the Indian… CONTINUE READING

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