Hematological and serum biochemical values in free‐ranging Macaca fascicularis of mauritius: Possible diabetes mellitus and correlation with nutrition

Ian Tattersall*, Andrea Dunaif, Robert W. Sussman, Robert Jamieson

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Abstract

Obtained values are presented from a study of blood biochemistry and hematology of free‐ranging crab‐eating macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in Mauritius. Normal values are generally comparable to those previously obtained from laboratory populations of this species. Abnormal values included elevated serum glucose and triglycerides in certain individuals that suggested glucose intolerance and diabetes mellitus. A high‐carbohydrate diet consisting of large proportions of sugar cane and molasses may have unmasked a genetic predisposition to diabetes in these animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-419
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of primatology
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

Keywords

  • Macaca fascicularis
  • blood values
  • diabetes mellitus
  • free‐ranging crab‐eating macaques
  • glucose intolerance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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