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A 10-year-old nulliparous female rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) was unexpectedly found dead with no prior signs of illness.

Clinical and Gross Findings

Gross necropsy revealed abdominal, thoracic, and pericardial effusions of clear yellow fluid. The uterus was expanded by the presence of 2 near-term male fetuses. The right ovary was expanded and partially replaced by a large, slightly rough, multilobulated, soft mass that was mottled tan and red on cut surface (Figure 1). No other gross abnormalities were noted.

Photograph of gross postmortem findings for a rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) that

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An 8-year-old castrated male Bouvier des Flandres was referred for evaluation of swelling in the mandibular region on the right side. No abnormalities were detected during a dental procedure performed 2 months earlier. A mass measuring 5 × 3 × 2cm3 was palpated at the angle of the right ramus of the mandible. No lesions were visible in the oral cavity.Microscopic examination of fine-needle aspirates obtained from the mandibular mass revealed abundant melanin granules in a sparse, undefined cellular environment. These findings were interpreted as malignant melanoma of the mandibular salivary gland or regional lymph nodes. No

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