oa Madoqua - Relationship among diet, growth and occurrence of focal palatine erosion in wild-caught captive cheetahs

Volume 18, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



Forty-four wild-caught captive cheetahs of various ages were examined in Namibia for focal palatine erosion (FPJT), a disorder characterized as penetration of the palatine mucosa by the lower first molar. Length of captivity varied from one month to more than four years. While captive these animals were fed a variety of diets ranging from meat scraps, to carcasses of rabbits and large domestic hoofstock.

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