Clinical Indications for Caesarean Section in the Rhesus Monkey (Macaca mulatta)

  • C. J. Mahoney
  • S. Eisele
  • M. Capriolo
Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)


Numerous reports indicate a high incidence of perinatal fetal mortality, ranging from 10 to 14% annually, in colonies of singly caged nonhuman primates (Lapin and Yakovleva, 1963; Hendrickx, 1966; Valerio, Courtney, Miller, and Pallotta, 1968; van Wagenen, 1972). A major portion of fetal deaths may be related to husbandry techniques. The frequency of both placental anomalies (Myers, 1971) and fetal dystocia during labor (Lapin and Yakovleva, 1963) has been attributed to a lack of exercise, constant stress from human interference, and possibly to dietary deficiencies.


Rhesus Monkey Umbilical Cord Caesarean Delivery Nonhuman Primate Fetal Death 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Mahoney
    • 1
  • S. Eisele
    • 1
  • M. Capriolo
    • 1
  1. 1.Regional Primate Research Center and Psychology Department Primate LaboratoryUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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