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1Treatment: Surgery

Comments: Yemaya, a 9 1/2 year-old Jaguar from the Austin Zoo, came to us with a large swelling on her abdomen/groin area. The suspected abscess was opened to allow for drainage. Antibiotics and antiinflammatories were prescribed.

Follow Up Care: Monitored for changes in size and shape. The growth had not responded to medical treatment, and it was surgically removed with biopsies sent for evaluation.

Updates: The growth ended up being cancerous. Yemaya is doing well, healing from surgery and enjoying her daily routine. She will be monitored closely and will be spoiled greatly from now on.