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Title: Squamous cell carcinoma in an Indian rhinoceros
Author(s): Naik, S.N.; Ishwad, C.S.; Karawale, M.S.; Wani, M.V.
Year published: 1986
Journal: Veterinary Record
Volume: 118
Pages: 590-591, figs. 1-2
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World
Morphology - Horn
Indian Rhino
The Indian rhinoceros has a single horn made up of filamentous tubules of keratin which aee secreted by the skin and cemented together to form a hard projection. This projection is fixed to the skin and does not have a bone support like the horn of ruminants.
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Captive - Asia
Captivity - Zoo Records
Indian Rhino
A case if squamous cell carcinoma of the skin in an old Indian rhinoceros ( Rhinoceros unicornis ) maintained at the Municipal Zoological Gardens, Bombay, is reported here. A male rhinoceros was brought to Bombay Zoo in 19**. When the animal was about 50 years old and weighed about 3000 kg an u...
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Diseases
Indian Rhino
Malignant tumours are found in both domesticated and wild animals. The incidence of cancer is reported to be less in wild animals, probably because of their short lifespan, but zoo animals with increased longeviy are known to suffer from cancer. The epidemiological study of cancer in zoo animal...
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Morphology - Size
Indian Rhino
Over most of its body the Indian rhinoceros has a very thick skin arranged in characteristic massive folds, but on the nose the skin is thin.
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