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Impact of PIT tagging on recapture rates, body condition and reproductive success of wild Daubenton's bats (Myotis daubentonii).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22090155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A successful and safe methodology for the subcutaneous insertion of passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags in a small- to medium-sized bat (average mass 9 g) under isoflurane-induced anaesthesia is described. Passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagging had no significant impact on the rate of recapture, body condition index (BCI) (bodyweight/forearm length) and reproductive success of tagged individuals, and no visible injuries or health problems were observed in any of the recaptured bats. Tagging success, in terms of retention and function, was 92 per cent (n=61) by the third year of using the method. Sixteen per cent (n=39) of bats tagged during the three-year study period were not producing positive scans with the microchip reader when recaptured after previously successful tag insertion, indicating that the tags were either working their way out of the bats or ceasing to function.
E L Rigby; J Aegerter; M Brash; J D Altringham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-11-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary record     Volume:  170     ISSN:  2042-7670     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Rec.     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-30     Completed Date:  2012-03-07     Revised Date:  2012-05-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031164     Medline TA:  Vet Rec     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Identification Systems / veterinary*
Animal Welfare
Animals, Wild
Body Composition / physiology*
Body Weight / physiology
Chiroptera / anatomy & histology,  physiology*
Reproduction / physiology*

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