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9.  Mortality pattern in non human primates in Assam, India - Bichitra Gopal Nath and Apurba Chakraborty
Vet World. 2013; 6(1): 39-41

Aim: The study was conducted to know the mortality pattern in non human primates in Assam.

Materials and Methods: A total of 27 deaths were recorded in six different species of non human primates of Assam State Zoo and Department of Forest and Environment, Government of Assam during the period from August, 2009 to December, 2009. The cause of death was determined on the basis of gross and histopathological examinations conducted at Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati, Assam.

Results: The causes of death attributed to specific diseases in non human primates were tuberculosis (22.22%), pneumonia (18.57%), enteritis (11.11%), encephalitis (11.11%), nephritis (11.11%), septicaemia (03.7%), malignant neoplasm (03.7%), zygomycotic gastritis (03.7%), traumatic injury (03.7%), poisoning (03.7%), stress (03.7%) and senility (03.7%).

Conclusion: The study viewed that it is important to know the causes of death of non human primates for preservation and conservation of these endangered wild species.

Keywords: Assam, mortality, non human primate, pathological condition