Bone, muscle, and skeletal disease

Victoria K. Baxter, Gillian C. Shaw, Caroline Garrett, Kelly A. Metcalf Pate

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Musculoskeletal disease is one of the most prevalent categories of pathology in the captive common marmoset. In this chapter, we will review the basic physiology of the musculoskeletal system, highlight the peculiarities of this system in marmosets, and discuss common methods for the diagnosis of musculoskeletal disease, including radiographic and biomarker assays. We will then specifically review the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of common diseases of the musculoskeletal system in marmosets, including metabolic bone disease, and marmoset wasting syndrome, and discuss how marmosets have been used as translational animal models for osteoporosis, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Common Marmoset in Captivity and Biomedical Research
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780128118290
ISBN (Print)9780128118306
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Arthritis
  • Fibrous osteodystrophy
  • Marmoset wasting syndrome
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rickets
  • Vitamin d

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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