Survey-Based Examination of Demographics, Potential Causes and Treatments of Aberrant Behavior Syndrome(Berserk Male Syndrome) in Camelids

dc.contributor.author Ball, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Way, Katherine
dc.contributor.author Schleining, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Millman, Suzanne
dc.date 2018-08-25T22:14:03.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T23:36:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T23:36:01Z
dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2015
dc.date.issued 2015-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The objective of this study was to examine potential signs, causal factors and treatment interventions for camelids displaying Aberrant Behavior Syndrome (ABS), also known as Berserk Male Syndrome. A survey was developed for camelid owners and veterinarians with camelid experience using Survey Monkey software. Respondents were asked to describe the behaviors associated with the most recent case of ABS they were involved with, information about the animal displaying ABS, and evaluation of the efficacy of treatment interventions used. The majority of respondents identified a general demographic of an intact male camelid raised by its biological mother with daily or weekly handing by humans.</p> <p>Aggressive behavior emerged at one to three years of age, and was directed more frequently at humans than at other animals. Treatment interventions included behavioral modification, castration, moving and/or isolating the animal. All treatments had a higher rate of failure than success. The results of this survey indicate a need for research to identify causal factors and treatments for this behavioral disorder.</p>
dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol661/iss1/70/
dc.identifier.articleid 2116
dc.identifier.contextkey 6761526
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1350
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath ans_air/vol661/iss1/70
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/9186
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Animal Science Research Reports
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Animal Diseases
dc.subject.disciplines Animal Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Large or Food Animal and Equine Medicine
dc.subject.keywords ASL R3007
dc.subject.keywords Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
dc.title Survey-Based Examination of Demographics, Potential Causes and Treatments of Aberrant Behavior Syndrome(Berserk Male Syndrome) in Camelids
dc.type article
dc.type.genre small_animals
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