Use of human chorionic gonadotropin in a male Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) to induce rut and achieve a pregnancy in a nulliparous female.

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Walrus in US zoos have a very low reproductive rate of 11 births in 80 years, and little is known about Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) reproductive biology. To address this, we initiated a program in which detailed biological data were recorded on captive walrus. As part of a 7-year study, 1 male and 1 female 16-year-old captive Pacific… (More)

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@article{Muraco2012UseOH, title={Use of human chorionic gonadotropin in a male Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) to induce rut and achieve a pregnancy in a nulliparous female.}, author={Holley S Muraco and Leah D Coombs and Dianna G Procter and Paul J. Turek and Michael J Muraco}, journal={Journal of andrology}, year={2012}, volume={33 5}, pages={789-97} }