Contributions to Zoology, 69 (4) (2000)

Short notes and reviews

Spondyloarthropathy and osteoarthrosis in three Indomalayan bears: Ursus ursinus Cuvier, 1823, Ursus thibetanus Raffles, 1821, and Ursus malayanus Shaw & Nodder, 1791 (Mammalia: Carnivora: Ursidae)

Erwin J.O. Kompanje , Peter S.J. Klaver , Gilbert Th. de Vries

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Keywords: Ursus ursinus, , Ursus thibetanus, , Ursus malayanus, , spondarthritis, spondyloarthropathy, Reiter’s syndrome, vertebral pathology, osteoarthrosis