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FERRAZ, M.C. et al. Fetal malformation in a marmoset (Callithrix jacchus): case report. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2014, vol.66, n.5, pp.1401-1405. ISSN 0102-0935.

Callithrix jacchus is a neotropical primate adaptable in captivity. Colonies can be easily established in a short time and at low cost compared to other species of larger primates, which are normally used in laboratory. Because they are phylogenetically similar to humans in situations that induce anxiety, these small primates are increasingly being used in research involving the stress response. Wild animals in captivity are subjected to a series of stressful events that depending on the duration and intensity can modify the organic homeostasis. Observed in this study, serious problems occurred with the formation in fetal offspring of Callithrix jacchus kept in an environment with a high degree of stress.

Keywords : Callithrix jacchus; stress; cortisol; formation fetal.

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