Accession Number : AD0714183

Title :   Chronic Filariasis in a Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri Sciureus).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Hysell,David K. ; Janik,Willie L. ; Morrissey,Robert L.

Report Date : 19 JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The clinical and necropsy findings from an adult squirrel monkey revealed a chronic filariasis which had persisted in the animal during its five years of captivity at the vivarium. The morphology of the microfilaria and adult parasites were characteristic. No pathologic features could be attributed to the condition. However, it had not been reported that adult filaria survive for that long in a captive animal. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FILARIAE, VIABILITY), (*MONKEYS, PARASITIC DISEASES), LABORATORY ANIMALS, PARASITES, BIOPSY, IDENTIFICATION, PHYSIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE