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Mortality in captive baboons (Papio spp.): a-23-year study.
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PMID:  24483852     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: We report the causes of mortality for 4350 captive baboons that died or were euthanized due to natural causes during a 23 year period at the Southwest National Primate Research Center.
METHODS: Necropsy records were retrieved and reviewed to determine a primary cause of death or indication for euthanasia. Data was evaluated for morphological diagnosis, organ system, and etiology.
RESULTS: The 20 most common morphologic diagnoses accounted for 76% of the cases, including stillborn (10.8%); colitis (8.6%); hemorrhage (8.4%); ulcer (5.2%); seizures (4.7%); pneumonia (4.2%); inanition (4.1%); dermatitis (3.8%); spondylosis (3.3%); and amyloidosis (3.0%). The digestive system was most frequently involved (21.3%), followed by the urogenital (20.3%), cardiovascular (12.2%), and multisystem disease (10.3%). An etiology was not identified in approximately one-third of cases. The most common etiologies were trauma (14.8%), degenerative (9.5%), viral (8.7%), and neoplastic/proliferative (7.0%).
CONCLUSION: This information should be useful for individuals working with baboons.
Authors:
Edward J Dick; Michael A Owston; John M David; R Mark Sharp; Scott Rouse; Gene B Hubbard
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-2-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical primatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0684     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Primatol.     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-2-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320626     Medline TA:  J Med Primatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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