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  • SPECIES:
    • FERRET
  • SYSTEM:
    • NERVOUS
  • ORGAN:
    • SPINAL CORD
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS
  • CAUSE:
    • COLOR DILUTION
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • WILLIAMS
  • INSTITUTION:
    • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
  • GENPATH:
    • DEVELOPMENTAL
  • COMMENTS:
    • This full-term kit was part of a litter born to a color dilute ferret sire. In addition to the neural tube defect of iniencephaly (fusion of cervical vertebrae) as well as cranioschisis seen in 3 of 4 kits in this litter, marked growth retardation and omphalocele as well as eventration.