Role of excessive maternal iron in the pathogenesis of congenital leukoencephalomalacia in captive black rhinoceroses (Diceros bicornis).

@article{Paglia2001RoleOE,
  title={Role of excessive maternal iron in the pathogenesis of congenital leukoencephalomalacia in captive black rhinoceroses (Diceros bicornis).},
  author={Donald E. Paglia and David E. Kenny and E S Dierenfeld and I H Tsu},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={2001},
  volume={62 3},
  pages={343-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the possibility that excessive maternal iron (overload) may contribute to development of congenital leukoencephalomalacia in captive black rhinoceroses. SAMPLE POPULATION Tissue specimens and serum samples from 18 rhinoceroses in 2 kindreds harboring 4 (possibly 5) affected female calves. PROCEDURE Fresh and archival sera and necropsy tissue specimens were evaluated to determine the nature and extent of iron overload in captive and wild black rhinoceroses as well as… CONTINUE READING