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  • 1 Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada.
  • | 2 Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada.
  • | 3 Houston Zoo Inc, 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030.
History

A 4.5-year-old 15.8-kg (34.8-lb) sexually intact female clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) from a zoological collection was anesthetized for routine examination and melengestrol acetate (MGA) contraceptive implant removal in preparation for breeding. The MGA implant (48.1 mg/kg [21.86 mg/lb], SC) had been surgically placed 20 months prior to this examination and 8 months following the delivery of 2 healthy cubs. Findings on physical examination were unremarkable except for a firm, prominent, tubular structure in the caudal aspect of the abdomen that was detected on palpation. Findings on CBC, serum biochemical analysis, and urinalysis were within acceptable limits. Radiographs

Contributor Notes

Dr. Shum was a final-year veterinary student at the time of manuscript submission.

Dr. Shum's present address is Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada.

Address correspondence to Dr. Molter (cmolter@houstonzoo.org).