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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-14287

Wenker, C J; Clauss, M; Besselmann, D; Streich, W J; Lutz, H (2009). Changes in body weight, hematology and serum chemistry in captive plains viscachas (Lagostomus maximus) with presumptive diabetes type II after a diet change. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 151(2):61-68.

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We report body weights (BW) and blood and serum
analyses for 6 fully mature and 8 not-yet-mature captive
plains viscachas before and 3, 6 and 9 months after
switching from a low-fi ber, high-energy diet to a
high-fi ber, low-energy diet. Initially, body weights, serum
glucose, fructosamine and cholesterol levels were
above the reference range in the fully mature animals.
Furthermore, 4 of these animals had bilateral cataracts.
After the diet change, these parameters dropped
into the reference range. However, 9 months later, a
slightly increased BW became evident again. The fi ndings
are consistent with a type II diabetes mellitus and
underline the importance of dietary prevention.


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Other titles:Veränderungen nach Futterumstellung in Körpergewicht, Hämatologie und Serologie bei Flachland-Viscachas (Lagos tomus maximus) in Menschenobhut mit vermutetem Typ II Diabetes
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Deposited On:17 Mar 2009 15:31
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:02
Publisher:Hans Huber
Publisher DOI:10.1024/0036-7281.151.2.61
PubMed ID:19189250

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