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Four adult male guinea pigs came in with symptoms of severe pruritus on the dorsal rump. Physical examination revealed painful reaction on palpation and local oedema and erythema. Parasitological examination came up negative. Subsequent radiography showed muscle calcifications in the coxofemoral region. These findings made us suspect metastatic calcification. Animals were treated with meloxicam 0,5 mg/kg, after which they showed significant improvement. After one patient died, necropsy revealed calcificatines in muscles, heart and kidneys.
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