Gastric trichobezoar in a banner-tailed kangaroo rat (Dipodomys spectabilis)

M. A. Suckow, L. A. Terril-Robb, C. F. Grigdesby

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A male, wild-caught kangaroo rat developed anorexia and wasting. The animal was euthanized and a gastric trichobezoar found at necropsy. The paucity of information regarding the clinical medicine of this species is a hindrance to those charged with the care of kangaroo rats. Gastric trichobezoar should be considered as a differential diagnosis in cases of anorexia in kangaroo rats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-385
Number of pages3
JournalLaboratory Animals
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996

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  • Dipodomys spp
  • Kangaroo rat
  • Trichobezoar


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