Uterine adenocarcinoma in a przewalski's wild horse (equus ferus przewalskii)

Rachel L Thompson, Anibal G Armien, James M. Rasmussen, Tiffany M. Wolf

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A 25-yr-old, nulliparous, female Przewalski's wild horse (Equus ferus przewalskii) with a history of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction and recent onset of serosanguinous vaginal discharge was euthanized after a period of lethargy and inappetance. Postmortem examination confirmed an infiltrative uterine adenocarcinoma, which is an uncommon neoplasia in equids. Reproductive disease is significant in this species as they are considered endangered by IUCN. Reproductive soundness and success are paramount to conservation efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-445
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Equus ferus przewalskii
  • Przewalski's wild horse
  • neoplasia
  • pathology
  • uterus


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