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SUSPECTED HYPERVITAMINOSIS D IN RED-RUMPED AGOUTI (DASYPROCTA LEPORINA) RECEIVING A COMMERCIAL RODENT DIET.
J Zoo Wildl Med. 2018 Mar; 49(1):196-200.JZ

Abstract

An 8 yr, intact male red-rumped agouti (Dasyprocta leporina) was evaluated for weight loss. Examination revealed poor body condition, hypercalcemia, elevated serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, metastatic calcification of soft tissues, and hyperechoic kidneys. The diet, formulated for laboratory rodents, contained elevated levels of vitamin D3. Histopathology from a female conspecific that died 5 mo prior identified dystrophic mineralization and nephrosclerosis, suggestive of a vitamin D3 toxicity. The male agouti responded well to a dietary reduction in vitamin D3 and calcium. Six months into therapy, progressive renal failure was identified and was further managed with enalapril, phosphorus binders, and dietary manipulation. Suspected vitamin D3 toxicity has been reported in pacas (Cuniculus paca) and agouti and has been linked to exposure to New World primate diets. In this brief communication, an agouti developed suspected hypervitaminosis D after receiving a commercial rodent diet commonly fed to this species in captivity.

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

29517453

Citation

Anderson, Kadie M., et al. "SUSPECTED HYPERVITAMINOSIS D in RED-RUMPED AGOUTI (DASYPROCTA LEPORINA) RECEIVING a COMMERCIAL RODENT DIET." Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine : Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, vol. 49, no. 1, 2018, pp. 196-200.
Anderson KM, Lewandowski A, Dennis PM. SUSPECTED HYPERVITAMINOSIS D IN RED-RUMPED AGOUTI (DASYPROCTA LEPORINA) RECEIVING A COMMERCIAL RODENT DIET. J Zoo Wildl Med. 2018;49(1):196-200.
Anderson, K. M., Lewandowski, A., & Dennis, P. M. (2018). SUSPECTED HYPERVITAMINOSIS D IN RED-RUMPED AGOUTI (DASYPROCTA LEPORINA) RECEIVING A COMMERCIAL RODENT DIET. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine : Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, 49(1), 196-200. https://doi.org/10.1638/2016-0226R2.1
Anderson KM, Lewandowski A, Dennis PM. SUSPECTED HYPERVITAMINOSIS D in RED-RUMPED AGOUTI (DASYPROCTA LEPORINA) RECEIVING a COMMERCIAL RODENT DIET. J Zoo Wildl Med. 2018;49(1):196-200. PubMed PMID: 29517453.
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TY - JOUR T1 - SUSPECTED HYPERVITAMINOSIS D IN RED-RUMPED AGOUTI (DASYPROCTA LEPORINA) RECEIVING A COMMERCIAL RODENT DIET. AU - Anderson,Kadie M, AU - Lewandowski,Albert, AU - Dennis,Patricia M, PY - 2018/3/9/entrez PY - 2018/3/9/pubmed PY - 2019/8/6/medline KW - Agouti KW - Dasyprocta leporina KW - hypercalcemia KW - hypervitaminosis D KW - vitamin D SP - 196 EP - 200 JF - Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians JO - J. Zoo Wildl. Med. VL - 49 IS - 1 N2 - An 8 yr, intact male red-rumped agouti (Dasyprocta leporina) was evaluated for weight loss. Examination revealed poor body condition, hypercalcemia, elevated serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, metastatic calcification of soft tissues, and hyperechoic kidneys. The diet, formulated for laboratory rodents, contained elevated levels of vitamin D3. Histopathology from a female conspecific that died 5 mo prior identified dystrophic mineralization and nephrosclerosis, suggestive of a vitamin D3 toxicity. The male agouti responded well to a dietary reduction in vitamin D3 and calcium. Six months into therapy, progressive renal failure was identified and was further managed with enalapril, phosphorus binders, and dietary manipulation. Suspected vitamin D3 toxicity has been reported in pacas (Cuniculus paca) and agouti and has been linked to exposure to New World primate diets. In this brief communication, an agouti developed suspected hypervitaminosis D after receiving a commercial rodent diet commonly fed to this species in captivity. SN - 1042-7260 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29517453/SUSPECTED_HYPERVITAMINOSIS_D_IN_RED_RUMPED_AGOUTI__DASYPROCTA_LEPORINA__RECEIVING_A_COMMERCIAL_RODENT_DIET_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1638/2016-0226R2.1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -