Atresia Ani with Imperforate Anus in a Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)

Adam D. Werts, Nathan M. Pate, Kelly Pate, Caroline M. Garrett

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Abstract

In November 2015, an 83-d-old juvenile male common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) in good body condition was found dead in his family cage with no previous premonitory signs. Necropsy revealed a gas-distended abdomen, feces-distended large bowel, and a full-thickness distal colonic perforation resulting in fecal peritonitis. The distal colon ended in a blind pouch at 7 mm prior to the expected anal opening, consistent with atresia ani. Here we present this case, briefly discuss the human and veterinary literature regarding correction of anorectal malformations, and highlight the importance of identifying such devastating congenital defects in breeding colonies while limiting the disruption and handling of seemingly healthy, young NHP raised in a complex social setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalComparative medicine
Volume69
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

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Imperforate Anus
Callithrix
Callithrix jacchus
anus
abnormal development
Anal Canal
Gases
Defects
peritonitis
pouches
Peritonitis
Feces
abdomen
Abdomen
colon
Breeding
body condition
necropsy
Colon
cages

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • veterinary(all)

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Atresia Ani with Imperforate Anus in a Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). / Werts, Adam D.; Pate, Nathan M.; Pate, Kelly; Garrett, Caroline M.

In: Comparative medicine, Vol. 69, No. 2, 01.04.2019, p. 151-154.

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Werts, Adam D. ; Pate, Nathan M. ; Pate, Kelly ; Garrett, Caroline M. / Atresia Ani with Imperforate Anus in a Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). In: Comparative medicine. 2019 ; Vol. 69, No. 2. pp. 151-154.
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