Clinical and pathologic data were reviewed for 72 owl monkeys that died between January 1987 and May 1990 at the Center for Reproduction and Conservation of Nonhuman Primates in Iquitos, Peru. Tissue samples from 39 animals were examined. Hypertrophic cardiac disease (51% of animals examined), dilative cardiomyopathy (26%), and nephropathy (87%) were the most common diagnoses. The incidence of all three diseases appeared to increase with time in captivity. Nephropathy was less severe in colony-born animals.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Primatology|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1992|
Gozalo, A., Dagle, G. E., Montoya, E., Weller, R. E., & Málaga, C. A. (1992). Spontaneous cardiomyopathy and nephropathy in the owl monkey (Aotus sp.) in captivity. Journal of Medical Primatology, 279-284.