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Unusual case of metabolic bone disease in a common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)


Hatt, Jean-Michel; Sainsbury, A W (1998). Unusual case of metabolic bone disease in a common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). Veterinary Record, 143(3):78-80.

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Metabolic bone disease was diagnosed in an 11-month-old female common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). It was depressed, reluctant to move, and was cachectic and small for its age. Laboratory findings included anaemia, azotaemia and an inverse calcium to phosphorus ratio. The radiological findings showed simultaneous signs of osteomalacia and soft-tissue calcification. There was decreased bone density with lytic areas in the pelvis and femur, and severe bilateral nephrocalcinosis. Postmortem examination revealed marked focal dystrophic calcification of the epi- and myocardium. Calcium and vitamin D3 deficiency (nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism) was the most likely cause of the osteomalacia.

Metabolic bone disease was diagnosed in an 11-month-old female common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). It was depressed, reluctant to move, and was cachectic and small for its age. Laboratory findings included anaemia, azotaemia and an inverse calcium to phosphorus ratio. The radiological findings showed simultaneous signs of osteomalacia and soft-tissue calcification. There was decreased bone density with lytic areas in the pelvis and femur, and severe bilateral nephrocalcinosis. Postmortem examination revealed marked focal dystrophic calcification of the epi- and myocardium. Calcium and vitamin D3 deficiency (nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism) was the most likely cause of the osteomalacia.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Date:1998
Deposited On:28 Apr 2008 07:54
Last Modified:01 Jun 2016 11:18
Publisher:British Veterinary Association
ISSN:0042-4900
Publisher DOI:10.1136/vr.143.3.78
Official URL:http://veterinaryrecord.bvapublications.com/cgi/content/abstract/143/3/78
PubMed ID:9717224
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-2358

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