Mortality causes of the moustached tamarin (Saguinus mystax) in captivity.

A. Gozalo, E. Montoya

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From January 1987 to November 1990, 125 adult Saguinus mystax died at the CRCP. Enteritis/colitis (26%), hypoglycemia/cachexia (19%), and parasitic enteritis (13%) were the most common causes of death. Less common were purulent peritonitis (9%), lobular pneumonia (8%), and hemorrhagic gastroenterocolitis (6%). These results confirm the high frequency of gastroenteric lesions reported in Callitrichidae in captivity.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Primatology
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992


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