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Changes in body weight, hematology and serum chemistry in captive plains viscachas (Lagostomus maximus) with presumptive diabetes type II after a diet change


Wenker, C J; Clauss, Marcus; 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.

Abstract

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-fiber, high-energy diet to a high-fiber, 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 findings are consistent with a type II diabetes mellitus and underline the importance of dietary prevention.

Abstract

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-fiber, high-energy diet to a high-fiber, 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 findings 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
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:17 Mar 2009 15:31
Last Modified:03 Jun 2018 06:21
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0036-7281
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/0036-7281.151.2.61
PubMed ID:19189250

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