Parturition in baboons (PAPIO SPP.)

Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 19;8(1):1174. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-19221-4.


The Old World non-human primates (NHP) - baboons (Papio spp.) share similarities with humans regarding fetal and placental development and some pregnancy-related complications. Information about the mechanism of birth and complications arising during parturition in these species is relatively sparse. In this manuscript, we add information from a series of pathological and observational cases to highlight insights and selected complications of birth in Papio spp, based on video-recording of the delivery process, X-ray, MRI, and ultrasound evaluations in pregnant baboons. Additionally, we abstracted pathology records obtained from perinatal loss in a large baboon colony during a 17 year period. The presented cases provide important information for the management of pregnancy and delivery in Papio spp.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Labor, Obstetric
  • Male
  • Papio / anatomy & histology
  • Papio / physiology*
  • Parturition / physiology*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications