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Table 2 Summary of reported performance metrics from recent neonate survival research using traditional vaginal implant transmitters relative to results of this study (bottom row) using radio-linked vaginal implant transmitters (VITs) in Sussex County, Delaware, USA

From: An initial performance review of vaginal implant transmitters paired with GPS collars

Study area VITs deployed Expelled at birth site Neonates located Neonates/birth site Premature expulsions >1 Neonate at birth site
Colorado [3] 47 36 (77%) 60 1.4 11 (23%)
Colorado [8] 147 59 (40%) 89 1.5 34 (23%)
Louisiana [34] 102 46 (45%) 70 1.5 3 (3%) 24 (52%)
Missouri [38] 80 64 (80%) 89 1.4
Alabama [41] 16 11 (69%) 14 1.3 1 (6%)
Connecticut [42] 103 56 (54%) 79 1.4 25 (45%)
Kentucky [44] 54 45 (83%) 61 1.4 1 (2%)
Delaware 44 26 (59%) 44 1.7 12 (27%) 18 (69%)