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Renal Evaluation of Aotus azarai infulatus by Ultrasonography and Serum Chemistry Profile
Article first published online: 17 APR 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
American Journal of Primatology
Volume 74, Issue 5, pages 482–490, May 2012
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LINS, F. L. d. M. L. e., MONTEIRO, F. O. B., TAKESHITA, R. S. C., da SILVA, G. A., FATURI, C., PALHA, M. d. D. C., MONTEIRO, M. V. B., COUTINHO, L. N., KUGELMEIER, T. and de CASTRO, P. H. G. (2012), Renal Evaluation of Aotus azarai infulatus by Ultrasonography and Serum Chemistry Profile. Am. J. Primatol., 74: 482–490. doi: 10.1002/ajp.22006
- Issue published online: 17 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 17 APR 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 29 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Received: 27 OCT 2010
- National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq)
- Aotus azarai;
- serum chemistry
This study aimed to characterize anatomical and biochemical properties of owl monkey kidneys in order to provide normal reference values. Sixty-nine Aotus azarai infulatus (45 males and 24 females) were divided into four different age groups (AG1: 3 months–1 year; AG2: 2–3 years; AG3: 4–6 years; and AG4: over 7 years old). The monkeys were evaluated with a serum chemistry profile, focusing on serum creatinine (SCr) and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and with ultrasound. Mean body mass differed among the age groups. This significance was attributed to AG1 body mass being significantly lower than in AG2 and that in both AG2 and AG3 being significantly lower than in the two older age groups (AG3 and AG4). SCr and BUNconcentrations differed significantly between the sexes and SCr level correlated positively with age. In contrast, renal measurements did not differ between males and females. Left and right renal volumes did not differ significantly within age groups, or among AG2, AG3, and AG4. Renal volumes in AG1, however, while not differing from those in AG2, did differ significantly from those in AG3 and AG4. In conclusion, this study provides ultrasonographic reference values for the morphology the kidneys in A. a. infulatus. Evidence is also provided that SCr and BUNlevels in owl monkeys are influenced by the sex and age of the individual, factors that should be considered when interpreting test results. Am. J. Primatol. 74:482-490, 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.