Morphological Characteristics and Effects of Telazol on American Badgers in South Texas

Daniel P. Collins, Louis A. Harveson, Donald C. Ruthven III

Abstract


Five North American badgers were trapped on the Chaparral Wildlife Management Area located in Texas counties Dimmit and LaSalle Texas in 2002. Mean male badger weight was 6.29 ± 0.76 kg and weight for a female badger was 5.44 ± 0.00 kg. Weights resulted in a mean dosage of 0.75 ± 0.24 cc of Telazol® with a workable time of 7.25 minutes. We concluded that badgers can be safely immobilized under field conditions using Telazol.


Keywords


badger; Taxidea taxus; morphological characteristics; Telazol; South Texas

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