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Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part A (2023)

Intra-abdominal laparoscopic sterilization of macaques: An attempt to mitigate human-primate conflict through an effective animal birth control technique

Author(s): Ilayaraja Selvaraj, Arun A Sha, Baiju Raj MV and Abhishek Kumar Singh
Abstract:
Using humane methods of troop capturing, 830 individuals belonging to 38 troops from 11 different locations were captured, out of which vasectomy and tubectomy were performed on 190 & 310 individuals, respectively. The rest of the animals were not fit for surgery as they were too young, underweight, senile, or pregnant. After surgery, the animals were kept under observation and post-operative care for a day and re-released along with the same troop, in the same location from where they were caught. Post-release continuous monitoring of the sterilized monkeys for one year at the respective release sites revealed that they had adapted to their routine activity pattern and appeared to be exhibiting normal behavior and no mortality was reported from the sterilized population.
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International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
How to cite this article:
Ilayaraja Selvaraj, Arun A Sha, Baiju Raj MV, Abhishek Kumar Singh. Intra-abdominal laparoscopic sterilization of macaques: An attempt to mitigate human-primate conflict through an effective animal birth control technique. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(3):11-15. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/veterinary.2023.v8.i3a.508
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