Arteriosclerosis in exotic mammals

F. Bohorquez, C. Stout

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The type and extent of spontaneous aortic disease is documented in 6 orders of exotic mammals, the Insectivores, Edentates, Rodents, Marsupials, Hyracoides and Tubulidentates. Of the 13 families represented, 4 have never been examined for arteriosclerosis, and significant arterial disease has not been described in 3 others. Aortic disease was found in 38% of the 42 animals. Fatty streaks were found in 26%, fibrous plaques in 19% and atheromatous plaques in 10%. Peculiar, degenerative medial lesions were present in 2 animals, one of which had multiple saccular aneurysms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-231
Number of pages7
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1972
Externally publishedYes


  • Comparative atherosclerosis
  • Exotic mammals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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