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Clinical conditions found radiographically in the front feet of Reticulated giraffe (Giraffe Camelopardalis reticulata) in a single zoo

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Abstract: Front foot radiographs from 22 giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) at one zoo were analyzed to better understand causes of lameness in this giraffe population. The herd had a history of front hoof...

Author(s): Liza Dadone, Francisco Olea-Popelka, Eliza Stout, Steve Foxworth, Eric Klaphake, Matthew S. Johnston, Sushan Han, and Myra Barrett
Year: 2019
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 528–538
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Fancy Footwork: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Giraffe Herd Trains for Farrier Work and X-rays

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Abstract: Nearly eighty percent of all giraffe sedation procedures are related to foot care. Most of the knockdowns are done once the giraffes display clinical signs of lameness, hoof overgrowth, abscesses, or swelling....

Author(s): Amy Schilz, Andrea Bryant and Diana Cartier
Year: 00
Journal: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Team
Page Numbers: 1-8
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Management guidelines for the welfare of zoo animals - GIRAFFE.

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Abstract: Management guidelines for the welfare of zoo animals - GIRAFFE. Keywords: Giraffe, Captive management, Diet, Exhibit, Transport, Veterinary care, Nutrition, Training, Enrichment, Reproduction, Hand-Rearing,...

Author(s): A. Lee
Year: 1991
Journal: The Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain and Ireland
Page Numbers: 1-37
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The Giraffe Husbandry Resource Manual

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Abstract: Giraffes have been kept in captive situations for hundreds of years. Nevertheless, it would be very difficult to describe a singular optimal situation for keeping giraffe, outside of their natural environment....

Author(s): Amy Burgess
Year: 2004
Journal: The Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Antelope/Giraffe Taxon Advisory Group
Page Numbers: 1-187
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Giraffe husbandry and feeding practices in Europe results of an EEP survey

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Abstract: Problems of the locomotory system (like overgrown hooves, laminitis or joint problems) have been reported from the EEP giraffe population. To evaluate relevant husbandry practices and frequency of the...

Author(s): J. Hummel, W. Zimmermann, T. Langenhorst, G. Schleussner, M. Damen and M. Clauss
Year: 2006
Journal: European Association of Zoo- and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV)
Page Numbers: 1-5
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Training Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) for Front Foot Radiographs and Hoof Care

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Abstract: For a large herd of reticulated giraffes, a mainly operant-based training program was created for front foot radiographs and hoof trims in an effort to diagnose and better manage lameness. Behaviors were...

Author(s): Liza I. Dadone,  Amy Schilz, Susan G. Friedman, Jason Bredahl, Steve Foxworth, and Bob Chastain
Year: 2016
Journal: Zoo Biology
Page Numbers: 228-236
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OSTEOCHONDROSIS IN THE DISTAL FEMURS OF AN ADULT RETICULATED GIRAFFE (GIRAFFA CAMELOPARDALIS RETICULATA): MACROSCOPIC, RADIOLOGIC, AND HISTOLOGIC FINDINGS

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Abstract: An adult male reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) was presented for postmortem examination. During radiologic examination of the hindlimbs, osseous cyst-like lesions were detected in...

Author(s): Christopher Basu, B.Vet.Med., M.R.C.V.S., Alexander L. Stoll, B.Sc. Vet. Path. (Hons.), B.Vet.Med., Dip FMS, M.R.S.B., M.R.S.P.H. FRC Path, M.R.C.V.S., Jonathon Dixon, B.Vet.Med., M.R.C.V.S., Fieke Marije Molenaar, D.V.M., M.Sc., GPCert. (ExAP), M.R.C.V.S., Edmund Flach, M.A., Vet MB, MSC, D.Zoo.Med. (Mammalian), Dipl. E.C.Z.M. (Zoo Health Management), M.R.C.V.S., and Ken C. Smith, B.V.M&S, PhD, F.H.E.A., FRC.Path., F.R.C.V.S.
Year: 2016
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 359-363
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GIRAFFE (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) ARTHROPATHY: POST-MORTEM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY, GROSS PATHOLOGY AND HISTOPATHOLOGIC FINDINGS

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Abstract: An abstract on post-mortem findings of a female giraffe with chronic intermittent lameness and tendonitis of the fetlock joint. Key words: Arthritis, Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata, histopathology,...

Author(s): June E. Olds, DVM, Eric R. Burrough, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP, Bailey L. Wilberts, DVM, PhD, and Elizabeth A. Riedesel, DVM, Dipl ACVR
Year: 2015
Journal: AAZV Conference Proceedings
Page Numbers: 121
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ANATOMIC DESCRIPTION AND PATHOLOGIC FINDINGS OF CHRONIC FOOT ROT WITH SEVERE SECONDARY OSTEOMYELITIS IN A ROTHSCHILD'S GIRAFFE (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)

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Abstract: An abstract on chronic lameness in a Rothschild's giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) that was a result of ulcerative pododermatitis and laminitis. Key Words: Laminitis, Rothschilds giraffe, ulcerative...

Author(s): Andrés Alejandro Castro, DVM, Benjamin E. Alcantar, DVM, Susanne Stieger-Vanegas, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVDI, and Rob Bildfell, DVM, Dipl ACVP
Year: 2015
Journal: AAZV Conference Proceedings
Page Numbers: 156-157
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THE USE OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING TO BETTER DEFINE HOOF PATHOLOGY IN THE RETICULATED GIRAFFE (GIRAFFA CAMELOPARDALIS RETICULATA)

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Abstract: A 22-yr-old bull giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) with severely altered hoof conformation in both forelimbs was presented for necropsy following acute mortality. Due to multiple challenges that...

Author(s): Kyle A. Wakeman, D.V.M., Carlos R. Sanchez, D.V.M., M.Sc., Nancy P. Lung, V.M.D., M.Sc., Jake Hersman, D.V.M., and Myra F. Barrett, D.V.M, Dipl. A.C.V.R.
Year: 2014
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 668-671