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20 September 2012 GALLSTONES IN SLENDER LORISES (LORIS TARDIGRADUS)
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A total of 32 slender lorises (Loris tardigradus) kept in captivity were investigated postmortem. In five adult lorises (4 females, 1 male), the gallbladder contained either one gallstone or multiple gallstones. Except for one 5-yr-old female, the affected individuals were between 11 and 13 yr of age. All of the gallstones consisted of 100% cholesterol. Besides other predisposing factors such as species, sex, increasing age, and diabetes mellitus, nutrition may play a major role in the occurrence of these gallstones.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Roland Plesker, Helga Schulze, and Annette Schuhmacher "GALLSTONES IN SLENDER LORISES (LORIS TARDIGRADUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 43(3), 473-478, (20 September 2012). https://doi.org/10.1638/2011-0084R1.1
Received: 8 September 2011; Published: 20 September 2012
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