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J Zoo Wildl Med. 2007 Jun;38(2):352-6.

Microchip-associated leiomyosarcoma in an Egyptian fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus).

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Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (Siegal-Willott, Heard), College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA.


Microchips are commonly used in companion, research, and zoo animal medicine for easy, reliable, and cost-effective identification with relatively low risk of side effects. This report describes development of a metastatic leiomyosarcoma associated with a microchip in an Egyptian fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus).

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