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1 December 2001 CHRONIC TUBULOINTERSTITIAL NEPHROPATHY IN SIX OKAPIS (OKAPIA JOHNSTONI)
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Renal tubular atrophy with cortical and medullary interstitial fibrosis with severe thickening of the basement membranes of atrophic tubules was found in six okapis (Okapia johnstoni). Focal glomerular atrophy, probably secondary to ischemic collapse of the glomerular capillary tuft, was also observed. Although the etiologies and pathogeneses of these nephropathies are unclear, primary damage of the tubular epithelium appears to be the most likely cause, and toxicity from ingested plant material, possibly willow (Salix sp.), is a possibility.

Tilo Haenichen, Jutta Wisser, and Ruediger Wanke "CHRONIC TUBULOINTERSTITIAL NEPHROPATHY IN SIX OKAPIS (OKAPIA JOHNSTONI)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 32(4), 459-464, (1 December 2001). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260(2001)032[0459:CTNISO]2.0.CO;2
Received: 4 October 2000; Published: 1 December 2001
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