Severe Maxillary Osteomyelitis in a Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Keywords:Canis lupus, carnassials, Gray Wolf, maxillary osteomyelitis, pressure necrosis, Minnesota
AbstractWhereas dental injuries and abnormalities have been documented in Gray Wolves (Canis lupus), severe maxillary necrosis has not previously been implicated in a Gray Wolf fatality. Here I report maxillary osteomyelitis in a wild Gray Wolf from northeastern Minnesota of such severity that I hypothesize it ultimately led to death by starvation.
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