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The structural organization of the carotid arterial system of the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

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Abstract: Carotid arteries in the giraffe were removed and their structural organization studied with light microscopy. It has been shown that the carotid artery has a largely muscular structure in the adult except...

Author(s): James Kirumbi Kimani
Year: 1983
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 317-324
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Observations on puberty and pregnancy in female giraffe (giraffa camelopardalis)

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Abstract: The age at sexual maturity in the female giraffe G. camelopardalis was found to be 3 years 10 months when in captivity and 4 years 8 months in wild animals. The mean calving interval was 19.9 months for...

Author(s): A. J. Hall-Martin and J. D. Skinner
Year: 1978
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 91-94
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Dystocia in a Rothschild Giraffe at the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, Nairobi, Kenya

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Abstract: A 15-year old female Rothschild Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) weighing approximately 800kg, at the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW), Giraffe Center, Langata, Nairobi, Kenya was...

Author(s): Kaitho T. D., Limo C. K., Rono B. and Ndambiri E. M.
Year: 2011
Journal: Veterinary World
Page Numbers: 565-568
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Umbilical cord stump retention and age estimation of newborn giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis)

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Abstract: The umbilical cord stump is a conspicuous characteristic used to identify recently born giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) (Foster & Dagg, 1972; Langman, 1977; Leuthold & Leuthold, 1978; Pratt &...

Author(s): Megan K. L. Strauss
Year: 2013
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 378–380
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Some Uterine Parameters in Antelopes and a Giraffe

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Abstract: Uteri of 69 African antelopes and a giraffe were morphologically examined and numbers of caruncles and their rows in each horn were recorded. Antelopes of subfamilies Taurotraginae, Aepycerotinae, Antilopinae,...

Author(s): Hradecký Peter
Year: 1983
Journal: Theriogenology
Page Numbers: 491-498
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The structure and function of giraffe jugular vein valves

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Abstract: When a giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) lowers its head to drink, blood could enter the jugular vein from the inferior vena cava or regurgitate from the jugular veins into the cranial veins. We investigated...

Author(s): Graham Mitchell, Sybrand J. van Sittert and John D. Skinner
Year: 2009
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 175-180
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Dystocia in a Rothschild Giraffe Leading to a Caesarean Section

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Abstract: A 9-year-old female Rothschild giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi), weighing approximately 900 kg, at Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire, UK was presented with dystocia in September 2005. This paper...

Author(s): D.C. Williams, P.J. Murison and C.L. Hill
Year: 2007
Journal: Journal of Veterinary Medical Association
Page Numbers: 199-202
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Ovarian Ultrasonography Correlated with Fecal Progestins and Estradiol During the Estrous Cycle and Early Pregnancy in Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)

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Abstract: Fecal and urinary progestin analyses have shown that giraffes express a short reproductive cycle, averaging 15 days, compared with other large ruminants. However, actual ovarian events have not been correlated...

Author(s): Imke Lueders, Thomas B. Hildebrandt, Jason Pootoolal, Peter Rich, Charlie S. Gray, and Cheryl A. Niemuller
Year: 2009
Journal: Biology of Reproduction
Page Numbers: 989-995
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Ovarian and placental morphology and endocrine functions in the pregnant giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

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Abstract: Gross, histological and immunocytochemical examinations carried out on maternal and fetal reproductive tissues from two pregnant giraffes at an estimated 8 and 13.5 months of gestation (term=15 months)...

Author(s): S. Wilsher, F. Stansfield, R.E.S. Greenwood, P.D. Trethowan, R.A. Anderson, F.B.W. Wooding, and W.R. Allen
Year: 2013
Journal: Society for the Reproduction and Fertility
Page Numbers: 541-554
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Serum Progesterone Levels in Captive Giraffe

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Abstract: Serum progesterone values for giraffe had not been previously published in literature. In this abstract reference ranges are given based off serum progesterone values obtained from a 10 year old captive...

Author(s): J. Andrew Teare, DVM; Jeffery A. French, PhD
Year: 1984
Journal: AAZV Conference Proceedings
Page Numbers: 182