Gorillas learn to be still long enough for cardiac ultrasound

03/29/2012 | Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, Mich.), The

Detroit Zoo veterinarians and staff trained three male Western lowland gorillas to stay still and allow a full cardiac ultrasound exam. The results were then compared with a second ultrasound done while the gorillas were under anesthesia. Veterinarians are using the information to better understand cardiac disease in gorillas.

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