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1 October 1987 An Alternate Method of Descenting Skunks
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Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) scent glands were ligated closed with waxed dental floss to allow them to be handled during toxicological studies without fear of scenting. This descenting technique was more rapid and less traumatic than scent gland removal. Thirty-four skunks were kept for ≤127 days and did not display behavioral or physical abnormalities due to this procedure.

Eastland: An Alternate Method of Descenting Skunks
Warren G. Eastland "An Alternate Method of Descenting Skunks," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 23(4), 713-714, (1 October 1987). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-23.4.713
Received: 21 November 1986; Published: 1 October 1987
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