Chronic typhlitis in baboons fed a semisynthetic low-fibre diet.


Baboons were fed a low-fibre, semisynthetic diet for 20 months. After this period, 19 of 20 animals were found to have chronic typhlitis at postmortem examination. In contrast, baboons that had been fed a similar diet for approximately 3 months, did not show this inflammatory change of the caecum. One baboon that was sacrificed after 10 months on the diet… (More)