Virchows Archiv A

, Volume 354, Issue 1, pp 80–98 | Cite as

A histopathologic survey of Galago in captivity

  • Peter M. Burkholder
  • Jan A. Bergeron
  • Bobby F. Sherwood
  • Donald B. Hackel


A histopathological survey was performed on necropsy material derived from 33 animals of the genus Galago over a four year period. Light, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopic techniques were used in this study. The principal lesions found were calcific atherosclerosis, focal myocarditis, hepatitis, fatty hepatic change, hemosiderosis of liver and spleen, and glomerulonephritis. The glomerulonephritis was found in 26 animals and included four morphologically distinct types. Possible etiologic and hereditary factors and the interrelationship of the various lesions are discussed.


Public Health Hepatitis Atherosclerosis Glomerulonephritis Myocarditis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter M. Burkholder
    • 1
  • Jan A. Bergeron
    • 1
  • Bobby F. Sherwood
    • 1
  • Donald B. Hackel
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Pathology, Anatomy, and Veterinary MedicineDuke UniversityDurham

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