Infant mortality in Macaca mulatta: neonatal and post-neonatal mortality at the California Primate Research Center, 1968-1972. A retrospective study.

D. W. Hird, R. V. Henrickson, Andrew G Hendrickx

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Abstract

Seven hundred forty-two Macaca mulatta births were recorded at the California Primate Research Center, 1968-1972. The neonatal mortality rate (deaths smaller than or equal to 30 days of age) was 10.8%, and the post-neonatal mortality rate (deaths at 31-183 days) was 6.9%. The neonatal mortality rate was higher in outdoor group cages than in indoor individual cages (24.8 vs. 8.0%). The post-neonatal mortality rate was also higher outdoors than indoors (15.9 vs. 5.9%). Outdoor mortality showed apparent seasonal variation, while indoor mortality did not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-22
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Medical Primatology
Volume4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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