Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
4Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Necropsy- Killer Whale Shawn

Necropsy- Killer Whale Shawn

Ratings: (0)|Views: 669 |Likes:
Necropsy (autopsy) of deceased captive killer whale (Orcinus-orca) Shawn at SeaWorld, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
Necropsy (autopsy) of deceased captive killer whale (Orcinus-orca) Shawn at SeaWorld, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

More info:

Categories:Types, Research, Science
Published by: The Orca Project Corp on Mar 13, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

01/13/2014

pdf

text

original

 
The Orca Project Corp 3/11/2012 www.theorcaproject.com
Necropsy Report
Killer Whale (orca) Shawn
Age 2 yrs — SeaWorld of California
Name:
Shawn (female)
Species:
Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)
Source:
wild capture, 1978, SE Coast of Iceland, age: est. 1 yr 
Deceased:
morning 09-03-1979, SeaWorld of California, age: est. 2 yrs
Reported cause of death
(per NMFS MMIR data)
:
Pneumonia
Necropsy info:
Diagnosis- Lanny H. Cornell, DVM (1979): 1) Uremia. 2) Peracute (viral)infection.Diagnosis- AFIP (1979): 1) Bronchopneumonia, acute to subacute, fibrino- purulent, extensive, severe, lungs, female, killer whale (Orcinus orca), Cetacea, bacterial origin. 2) Necrosis and fatty degeneration, diffuse, severe, liver. 3)Congestion, passive, severe, diffuse, spleen.Diagnosis- Lynn A. Griner, DVM (1979): Acute bacterial pneumonia. The pneumonia in this animal somewhat resembles bovine shipping fever.
Notes:
Prior to reforms of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) in 1994, holders of marine mammals for public display were required to submit necropsy reports (animal autopsyreports) for deceased animals, making the documents available to the public and scientificcommunity. Presently, marine mammal parks in the U.S. are only required to provide a “causeof death” to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National MarineFisheries Service (NMFS) which maintains Marine Mammal Inventory Reports (MMIR).Details of marine mammal deaths are now a closely guarded secret at U.S. entertainmentfacilities.The Orca Project acquired the following documents from the National Marine Fisheries Service(U.S.A) via the Freedom of Information Act for deaths that occurred prior to implementation of the 1994 MMPA changes.For more information visitwww.theorcaproject.com 
 Necropsy, Autopsy, Veterinarian, NOAA, NMFS, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NationalMarine Fisheries Service, MMIR, Marine Mammal Inventory Report, MMPA, Marine Mammal Protection Act,Killer Whale, Orca, Shamu, Death, Die, SeaWorld, San Diego, California, Shawn
 
G:-'-:;s/s~~~I~s
..
.
:
orcirrus
orca
--
--
sc:.::
!,I
F
X
~-~,~<,/~I~.;~
~
DY-?,~:;:
9/3/79
(AM)
--
--
-
~~~;r~~,.!~~:~~
F
~<i~~;,~~~~~~:
/3/79
(AM)
p--
-
Csx:.;IC:-AL
liIsy$;;y
p2IC'
T@
CC-:ir!I
:
Decreased activity and anorexia
was
noted on August
28.
This beha$io:continued and treatment was instituted. The condition worsened andIntequment: No significant lesions.
-
Respiratory Systen: The trachea contains a pink, fosrily substance. The
-
lungs
are
heavy pink-brown with
a
mottled appearance. The capsular sur-face has numerous petechial hemorrhagic areas. On cut section there
is
evidence of moderatc to severe congestion ~brith associated severe pulmona~edema throughout the parenchyxa
.
Fibrii:ous brond~o
zeurronia
evident '&roughout.Diqestive System: The esophagus reveals no significant lesions.. Theforestomach
is
emptv. and the lnucosa
is
moderately slouqhed. The qlandul;
-
stomach has
a
small quantity of semi-digested fish-
s he
mucosa revealsno significant lesiorls. The small and larq? intestines contain a darkbrown-black mucoid ingesta. There
is
a moderate tape~~ormnfestation inthe srnall intestines. ?'he liver
is
purple-bro:;n with
a
roughenccl capsul;surface and swollen edges. On cut section tberc
is
evidence of moderate
i
congeskion. The abdominal cavity contains about
3
liters
of
a
yellow
clear
fluid that has a very strong urine odor.(Continued on back
.....)
 
\
(
<
(,.'
:'.
.
.
continued)Lymphatic system: The bronchial, prescapular, hepatic and mesenteric
(
ivmoh nodes are soft, swollen tan-gray. On cut section there
is
evidence
\
-
&
of darkening in the medullary region. The spleen
is
moderately enlarged,purple with numerous fibrin tags on the capsule. The cut section revealssevere congestion and the parenchyma
is
jelly-like.Musculoskeletal Svstem: The musculature in the inquinal region
is
Kruiscd and hyper=and discolored dorsal and ventral to the urinarybladder. There
is
a large quantity of clotted blood near the neck of thebladder. The remainder of the system reveals no significant lesions.Endocrine
&
Exocrine System: The adrenalglands
are
tan-brown and appearto be sliqhtly atrophied. On cut sectionthere
is
slight conqestion inthe medullary~cortical egion. The pancreas reveals no significant lesioCardiovascular System: The heart
is
of normal.shape and size and
is
slightly pale in color. On cut section the myocardium
is
slightly pale.The remainder of the system reveals no significant lesions.Urinary System:
-
The kidneys are dark brown and of normal shape, sizeand consistency. On cut section there
is
evidence -of moderate congestionThe urinary bladder has a small quantity of
a
milky red thick mucoidurine. The mucosa has several small petechial hemorrhagic areas.Reproductive System: The ovaries are tan small and inactive. The uterus
I
reveals no significant lesions.
f
1
Nervous System: Not examined.

Activity (4)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
Lauralee Snyder liked this
Jennifer Bennett liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->