Cerebrovascular accident (stroke) in captive, group-housed, female chimpanzees.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Over a 5-y period, 3 chimpanzees at our institution experienced cerebrovascular accidents (strokes). In light of the increasing population of aged captive chimpanzees and lack of literature documenting the prevalence and effectiveness of various treatments for stroke in chimpanzees, we performed a retrospective review of the medical records and necropsy reports from our institution. A survey was sent to other facilities housing chimpanzees that participate in the Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan to inquire about their experience with diagnosing and treating stroke. This case report describes the presentation, clinical signs, and diagnosis of stroke in 3 recent cases and in historical cases at our institution. Predisposing factors, diagnosis, and treatment options of cerebral vascular accident in the captive chimpanzee population are discussed also.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jean, SM; Preuss, TM; Sharma, P; Anderson, DC; Provenzale, JM; Strobert, E; Ross, SR; Stroud, FC

Published Date

  • August 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 322 - 329

PubMed ID

  • 23043787

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3415376

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1532-0820


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States