Diagnostic Exercise: Metastatic Calcification in Guinea Pigs

J. S. Villano, M. K. Fann, C. E. Suckow, T. K. Cooper

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Seven male Hartley guinea pigs, 3 to 18 months old, died or had to be euthanized because of nonspecific clinical signs unresponsive to supportive treatment. Gross necropsy and histopathology findings in all animals included severe soft tissue calcification affecting the myocardium, kidneys, and occasionally the liver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-759
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary pathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 11 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • calcification
  • guinea pig
  • heart failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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