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1 December 2015 MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF LEIOMYOMATA AND SUSPECTED ENDOMETRIOSIS IN AN ALLEN'S SWAMP MONKEY (ALLENOPITHECUS NIGROVIRIDUS)
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A 13-yr-old female nulliparous Allen's swamp monkey (Allenopitchecus nigroviridis) presented with intermittent excessive vaginal bleeding, cyclical lethargy, and a history of irregular menstrual cycles. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a subjectively thickened, irregular endometrium, multiple leiomyomata (uterine fibroids), and bilateral anechoic foci on the ovaries. Treatment was initiated with leuprolide acetate i.m. monthly for 6 mo. Recheck ultrasound at 3 mo showed a decrease in leiomyoma diameter and no evidence of active follicles on the ovaries. Eleven months following completion of treatment, clinical signs recurred and the animal was treated with a deslorelin implant. Since implant placement, no vaginal bleeding has been noted.

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Yousuf S. Jafarey, Christopher S. Hanley, Ric A. Berlinski, Connie Warner, and Anthony Armstrong "MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF LEIOMYOMATA AND SUSPECTED ENDOMETRIOSIS IN AN ALLEN'S SWAMP MONKEY (ALLENOPITHECUS NIGROVIRIDUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 46(4), 913-917, (1 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.1638/2014-0224.1
Received: 17 November 2014; Published: 1 December 2015
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