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Terminal dives in mink, muskrat and beaver.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7048357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Monitoring of EEG, EKG and overt behavior of mink, muskrat, and beaver caught in leg hold traps in an aquatic tank, showed marked differences by species. Death by CO2 induced narcosis (submersion asphyxia) was evident in beaver, about 50 percent of muskrat but "wet" drowning occurred in mink. Bradycardia was evident in all three species but was most pronounced in the beaver. Times to cessation of struggle, brain activity and heart activity indicated that the terminal dives of mink and muskrat, but not beaver, fell within the tentative criteria of humaneness for trapping devices established by the Federal Provincial Committee for Humane Trapping of Canada.
F F Gilbert; N Gofton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiology & behavior     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0031-9384     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiol. Behav.     Publication Date:  1982 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-09-17     Completed Date:  1982-09-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151504     Medline TA:  Physiol Behav     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  835-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arvicolinae / physiology*
Drowning / physiopathology*
Heart Rate
Mink / physiology*
Public Policy*
Rodentia / physiology*

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