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Therya

On-line version ISSN 2007-3364

Abstract

RODRIGUEZ-POSADA, Miguel E.  and  SANTA-SEPULVEDA, María Alejandra. Report of injuries in bats caused by the incorrect use of plastic necklaces as a marking method. Therya [online]. 2013, vol.4, n.2, pp.395-400. ISSN 2007-3364.  http://dx.doi.org/10.12933/therya-13-124.

We record the injuries caused to two bats marked with a self-locking plastic cable tie as a necklace which produced a deep abrasion in the skin of neck area. This is the first report about negative effects caused by the inadequate use of marking methods in bats from Colombia.

Keywords : bat handling; injuries; Chiroptera; marking necklaces; self-locking plastic cable-ties.

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