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Mátyás Liptovszky

Mátyás Liptovszky
Perth Zoo · Life Sciences Division

DVM, DiplECZM (ZHM), MSc, MRCVS

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Additional affiliations
November 2020 - present
Perth Zoo
Position
  • Director Life Sciences
January 2018 - July 2020
Twycross Zoo
Position
  • Head of Department
May 2016 - December 2018
Twycross Zoo
Position
  • Medical Professional
Education
March 2017 - March 2017
European College of Zoological Medicine
Field of study
  • Diplomate
September 2013 - July 2015
Eötvös Loránd University
Field of study
  • Science Communication
October 2012 - October 2012
University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
Field of study
  • Externship in anaesthesia

Publications

Publications (72)
Preprint
Great ape anesthesia is reported to carry a significant risk. Therefore, techniques aiming to reduce stress and increase welfare, such as hand injection of anesthesia induction agents, have received considerable attention in zoo, laboratory and captive wildlife environments. However, there is little evidence to support the superiority of such techn...
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Objective To analyse avian anaesthesia-related mortality in a UK zoological collection over a 5-year period and identify risk factors for mortality. Study design Retrospective cohort study Animal population A total of 135 individual birds across 37 species, anaesthetized during 206 events in a UK zoological collection between 1st January 2014 and...
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Objective To investigate the association of dental and cardiac disease in a cohort of captive chimpanzees Design 12 captive chimpanzees underwent periodontal and cardiac examinations under anaesthesia during a relocation to a new enclosure. Blood samples were taken for analysis of circulating markers of cardiac health, nutritional status and isola...
Preprint
While vitamin D deficiency is a public health concern in humans, comparatively little is known about vitamin D levels in non-human primates. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in overall health and its deficiency is associated with a range of disorders, including cardiovascular disease, which is a leading cause of death in great apes. Serum samples (n...
Presentation
Recording holistic animal welfare across all facets of the Five Domains has become a priority for zoos and aquariums, both from the perspective of understanding and improving animal welfare, and to gather evidence for accreditation by regional zoo associations such as EAZA or ZAA. However, the recording of holistic animal welfare, both within and a...
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The anaesthesia of great apes (Hominidae) is challenging and poses risks to both the animals and personnel working with them. The most important anaesthesia related risk factors were previously identified as age, health status, and body condition of the animal, as well as procedural urgency. However, underlying health conditions can have a signific...
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The purpose of this review was to analyse data from a single UK zoological collection over a five year period. Our hypothesis was that there would be a higher anaesthesia mortality rate in sick birds compared to healthy birds. Risk factors such as intubation, procedure length and body condition score of the bird were analysed. A total of 207 avian...
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Great ape anesthesia is reported to carry a significant risk. Therefore, techniques aiming to reduce stress and increase welfare, such as hand injection of anesthesia induction agents, have received considerable attention in zoo, laboratory, and captive wildlife environments. However, there is little evidence to support the superiority of such tech...
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Objective To evaluate agreement between two non-invasive blood pressure devices: a human device with the cuff placed on the wrist (Omron R1) and a veterinary device with the cuff placed on the upper brachium (Surgivet Advisor Vital Signs Monitor) with those obtained by invasive blood pressure (IBP) measurement in anaesthetized chimpanzees. Study d...
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Zoological medicine is an expanding field with limited practical training opportunities for veterinary students. Those training programs that do exist require significant financial and resource investment by both veterinary schools and the zoological organizations involved. This article summarizes the findings of a retrospective survey of students...
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SUMMARY Background: In chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) the most common risk factors associated with anaesthesia are the age of the animal, health status, body condition and procedural urgency. Co-existing disease processes, including obesity, can also put the animal at a higher anaesthesia-related risk. Out of these, cardiac risk factors are the mo...
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Elective health checks form an important part of the preventative healthcare of many zoo-housed animals. These procedures are not without risk or financial expenditure, meaning careful cost–benefit analysis is required when determining the frequency and intensity with which they are implemented. This study evaluated the value of elective health che...
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Slender tailed meerkats (Suricata suricatta) are commonly exhibited in zoos across the world. They are primarily insectivores with their wild diet being low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It has been recognised for many years that they are prone to hypercholesteremia and this can lead to meningeal cholesterol granulomas. Cholesterol blood levels...
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Cardiovascular diseases, especially idiopathic myocardial fibrosis, is one of the most significant causes of morbidity and mortality in captive great apes. This study compared the structure and morphology of 16 hearts from chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) which were either healthy or affected by myocardial fibrosis using X-ray microtomography. In four...
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Background Dried blood spots (DBS) are used in human medicine to measure total 25‐hydroxyvitamin D (25‐OHD) in the blood. However, this easy and affordable sampling technique has not been evaluated in primates to measure vitamin D concentrations. Objectives We aimed to compare 25‐OHD measurements in chimpanzee serum at two different laboratories...
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Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) is a disorder of unknown cause, in which new bone forms in soft tissues attached to the skeleton. Originally described in humans, in whom it is quite common, it is usually asymptomatic. New bone may completely bridge across joints, especially in the spine. However, it can be difficult to distinguish f...
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Introduction: Cardiovascular disease in captive great apes has a prevalence of up to 81%. Current investigations at Nottingham University and the Ape Heart Project show that there is a similarly high prevalence of idiopathic myocardial fibrosis (IMF), a degenerative, often fatal, cardiac disease characterized by progressing degrees of myocardial in...
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Cardiovascular disorders and predominantly idiopathic myocardial fibrosis are frequently associated with mortality among zoo-housed chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes). Formalin-fixed whole hearts of deceased chimpanzees housed in zoos ( n = 33) and an African sanctuary ( n = 2) underwent detailed macroscopic and histopathologic examination using a stan...
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Background: The authors report in this study a fibroma within the eye of an Emperor Red Snapper (Lutjanus sebae). Ocular tumours of fish are infrequent and there are very few published cases of successful treatment. Objectives: The first clinical signs were very similar to those of gas bubble disease and conservative treatment was carried out. Howe...
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Conclusion The presence of an os cordis in the cardiac skeleton of the heart has been described in ruminants, camelids, and otters, but never in great apes. 3,4 The development of bone tissue in the heart of chimpanzees affected by myocardial fibrosis is of unclear significance, but it could influence the risk of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden deat...
Conference Paper
A total of 134 tissue sample sets, plus four blood samples, from 54 different species of Artiodactyla were tested for the presence of herpesvirus DNA using a nested pan-herpesvirus PCR (Ehlers et al, 1999). Twenty five individual animals from 18 different species were positive. These included: a) species reported previously to carry their own gamma...
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Tumors are infrequently reported in skunks, with only a few case reports published in the literature. Chylothorax associated with mediastinal lymphoma was diagnosed in a captive 7-yr-old male striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis). The animal presented with anorexia and apathy. Supportive care and prednisolone improved the animal's clinical status for 2...
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Background: There are different approaches to the sedation or anaesthesia of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Published drugs and drug combinations include ketamine plus different alpha2-agonists, tiletamine-zolazepam, medetomidinemidazolam, medetomidine-butorphanol-midazolam and medetomidine alone. Objectives. To evaluate the anaesthetic and physiolo...
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English title: Communicating zoo research
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Urolithiasis is a well-known disease of the urogenital system in domestic animals, and it has also been described in captive and free-ranging wildlife. This article reports 15 cases of urolithiasis in a captive group of Tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii) between 2004 and 2011. The analyzed stones were composed of pure calcium carbonate (n = 5), ca...
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In a large scale zoo reconstruction project a total number of 19 Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia) were transported to other zoos from Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden in 2005. Animals were immobilized by using three different combination of ketamine and an α2-agonist by fl ying syringe. The combinations were KX – 3 mg/bwkg ketamine and 3 mg/bwkg...
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Cathaemasia hians is a known parasite of storks (Ciconiformes), though reports on it are infrequent. We describe an adult, injured, wild Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) infected with Cathaemasia hians in Hungary. We also report an ectopic occurrence of Cathaemasia hians in the submucosa of the small intestine.
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The Grey Mouse Lemur (Microcebus murinus) is a nocturnal lemur species that lives only in Madagascar. It is one of the most abundant lemur species and its native populations are not endangered, but animals belonging to this species are rarely exhibited in zoos. While tumours are quite frequently described in other primates, there are very few publi...
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Samples from native Hungarian or captive bats were tested by PCR for the presence of adenoviruses and herpesviruses. Two novel adenoviruses from a common noctule (Nyctalus noctula) and a greater horseshoe (Rhinolophus ferrum-equinum) bat were detected. In captive Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus), DNA from two novel herpesviruses was demo...
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The most common radiological indications in bats are traumatic injuries of the skeletal system. With the exception of the lungs the radioopacity of the soft tissue organs are quite similar, so there is no justification in bats for the so called hard and soft X-ray techniques used in larger animal species. Radiology contributes a lot of valuable inf...
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This paper describes the detection of a novel herpesvirus in a Serotine bat (Eptesicus serotinus) in Hungary. The rescued animal showed signs of icterus and anorexia and died within a day, in spite of immediate supportive therapy. Autopsy confirmed the clinical picture by the major lesions observed in the liver. Histopathology revealed vacuolar deg...

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