Mercado JA, Curro TG, Armstrong DL, Duhamel GE. 2005. Colitis in captive tamarins displayed on semi-natural mixed species exhibits in a North American zoo. In Graffam W, Hellinga D, Maslanka M, Ward A, Eds. Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Omaha, NE.
Callitrichids have long been kept in zoological exhibits and in laboratory colonies. They are considered to be difficult to maintain and breed in captivity. Most of the species are considered to be endangered, threatened or vulnerable. Some causes of morbidity and mortality include inappropriate housing and diet, disease and trauma related to social stress, wasting marmoset syndrome, infectious diseases and other factors.Mercado – COLITIS IN CAPTIVE TAMARINS.pdf     157 KB