Traumatic pericarditis caused by a bamboo twig in captive waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)

Kyung Yeon Eo, Hyun Ho Lee, Seul Kee Lee, Young Mok Jung, Yong Gu Yeo, Ji Sook Ryu, Sin Geun Kang, Dongmi Kwak, Oh Deog Kwon

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A 19-year-old captive male waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) exhibited traumatic pericarditis at necropsy. The animal weighed 182 kg at necropsy and revealed no remarkable findings in external observation. Severe pericardial adhesions with fibrosis, hepato-diaphragmatic adhesions, straw-colored ascites and hepatosplenomegaly were observed upon examining the internal organs. Perforations made by a 12-cm-long sharp-ended bamboo twig were detected in the reticulum, diaphragm, pericardium, lung and liver. Trueperella pyogenes was identified in pericardial fluid. To our knowledge, this is the first documented case of traumatic reticulopericarditis caused by a sharp-ended bamboo twig in a captive waterbuck.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1556-1558
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Veterinary Medical Science
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2017


  • Bamboo twig
  • Kobus ellipsiprymnus
  • Traumatic pericarditis
  • Waterbuck


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