Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cougar Cub Gets Special Surgery

Thought I'd share this great story with you. I love reading stuff like this! A cougar cub had what we call a vascular ring anamoly where a piece of embryonic tissue (that would normally close down after birth) entraps most commonly the esophagus, causing regurgitation and poor growth. The only way to fix this is via surgery.

The picture below shows the esophagus distended with food/fluid. The yellow object is the trachea, the red is the aorta and the blue is the pulmonary artery. 

Here's the Story! 

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