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Fertility following caesarean section in an Aruba Island rattlesnake Crotalus unicolor

Fertility following caesarean section in an Aruba Island rattlesnake Crotalus unicolor womLD I87 &-J The Zoological Society of London l ~ / . Zoo }/J (19x7) 26: 187-188 Fertility following caesarean section in an Aruba Island rattlesnake C'rotalus micolor. M. LOOMIS' & R. SMITH' Veterirrarian,North Carolitin Zoological Park, Route 4 , Box 83. Ashehoro, North Carolina 27203, nnd 'Senior Keeper, Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angela, Californiu 90027, USA Although surgical intervention to relieve dystocia in snakes has been described a number of times (Clark, 1937; Zehr, 1962; Hime, 1976; Peters & Coote, 1977; Vandeventer & Schmidt, 1977; Patterson & Smith, 1979; Chiodini & Sundberg. 1980; Mulder et nl., 1979; Millichamp et al., 1983), we are not aware of any reports of fertility following caesarean section. This paper reports on the successful reproduction of an Aruba Island rattlesnake Crotalus unicolor following this operation . The snake is restricted to Aruba Island, off the coast of Venezuela, and because of habitat destruction and exploitation it is currently listed as a threatened species by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and designated as Rare in the IUCN Red data book. The 1984 Yearbook census of rare animals lists 64 specimens, most of them captive born, in only nine http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Zoo Yearbook Wiley

Fertility following caesarean section in an Aruba Island rattlesnake Crotalus unicolor

International Zoo Yearbook , Volume 26 (1) – Jan 1, 1987

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Wiley
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© 1987 The Zoological Society of London
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0074-9664
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1748-1090
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10.1111/j.1748-1090.1987.tb03156.x
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Abstract

womLD I87 &-J The Zoological Society of London l ~ / . Zoo }/J (19x7) 26: 187-188 Fertility following caesarean section in an Aruba Island rattlesnake C'rotalus micolor. M. LOOMIS' & R. SMITH' Veterirrarian,North Carolitin Zoological Park, Route 4 , Box 83. Ashehoro, North Carolina 27203, nnd 'Senior Keeper, Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angela, Californiu 90027, USA Although surgical intervention to relieve dystocia in snakes has been described a number of times (Clark, 1937; Zehr, 1962; Hime, 1976; Peters & Coote, 1977; Vandeventer & Schmidt, 1977; Patterson & Smith, 1979; Chiodini & Sundberg. 1980; Mulder et nl., 1979; Millichamp et al., 1983), we are not aware of any reports of fertility following caesarean section. This paper reports on the successful reproduction of an Aruba Island rattlesnake Crotalus unicolor following this operation . The snake is restricted to Aruba Island, off the coast of Venezuela, and because of habitat destruction and exploitation it is currently listed as a threatened species by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and designated as Rare in the IUCN Red data book. The 1984 Yearbook census of rare animals lists 64 specimens, most of them captive born, in only nine

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International Zoo YearbookWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1987

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