A retrospective study of infant mortality of cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) in captive breeding.

J. A. Kilborn, P. Sehgal, L. D. Johnson, M. Beland, R. T. Bronson

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Abstract

Fifty of 156 (32%) colony bred cotton-top tamarins were stillborn, and 31 (20%) died within the first week after birth. The stillbirth rate was related to litter size and parity in captivity. A higher percent of single births were stillborn (69%) compared to those of twin births (26%) (p less than 0.005). A higher percent of infants born of the first litter in captivity (42%) were stillborn than those of subsequent litters (23%) (p less than 0.025). Stillbirths were not related to season of birth or sex of infant. Survival of live infants was unrelated to season of birth, sex, litter size, or number of litters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-171
Number of pages4
JournalLaboratory Animal Science
Volume33
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1983
Externally publishedYes

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