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Pathological potential of intraperitoneal transmitter implants in beavers

Pathological potential of intraperitoneal transmitter implants in beavers

Journal of Wildlife Management 51(3): 605-606

Beavers (Castor canadensis) with transmitter implanted free in the peritoneal cavity for a period of 2 weeks to 28 months were examined for pathology due to the implant. Nine of 10 beavers necropsied tolerated the implants with no apparent pathology. After 6 weeks, all implants became encapsulated in tight, necrotic fibrous tissue originating from the omentum. Adhesion between the implant capsule and peritoneal structures occurred in 3 animals, with 1 dying from intestinal obstruction.

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DOI: 10.2307/3801277

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