Adenomatous hyperplasia of the mucous glands in captive Archey's frogs (Leiopelma archeyi)
SD Shaw, L Berger, C Harvey, MR Alley, PJ Bishop, R Speare
NEW ZEALAND VETERINARY JOURNAL | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017
AIMS: To describe the gross and light microscopic characteristics of skin lesions observed on the ventral skin of captive Archey's frogs (Leiopelma archeyi) between 2000 and 2012, and to investigate their occurrence, possible aetiology and association with survival. METHODS: Postmortem skin samples were obtained for histological evaluation from 37 frogs, with and without skin lesions, that died while in captivity at Auckland Zoo between 2000 and 2012. Four frogs with skin lesions were biopsied under general anaesthesia and samples used for both light and transmission electron microscopy. The records of 94 frogs held at the University of Otago and Auckland Zoo between 2000-2012 were reviewed,..View full abstract
Funding for transmission electron microscopy and histology was supplied in-kind by James Cook University, the New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine, the New Zealand Department of Conservation, the University of Auckland and the University of Otago.