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1 September 2013 POLYCYSTIC KIDNEYS IN THE RED PANDA (AILURUS FULGENS)
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An intact adult male 14.3-yr-old red panda (Ailurus fulgens) presented for health examination with a history of slowly progressing loss of body condition. Abdominal radiographs revealed a truncated abdomen with poor serosal abdominal detail and multiple areas of spondylosis with some collapsed intervertebral disc spaces. On computed tomography, multiple ovoid hypoattenuating lesions were seen in the left and right kidneys. Gross pathology and histopathology revealed multiple cystic lesions in the kidneys concurrent with pancreatic cysts on histopathology. To the best of the authors' knowledge, polycystic kidneys have not been reported in this species.

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Modesta Makungu, Wencke M. du Plessis, Michelle Barrows, Katja N. Koeppel, and Hermanus B. Groenewald "POLYCYSTIC KIDNEYS IN THE RED PANDA (AILURUS FULGENS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44(3), 777-780, (1 September 2013). https://doi.org/10.1638/2012-0282R1.1
Received: 2 December 2012; Published: 1 September 2013
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