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Examining disease prevalence for species of conservation concern using non-invasive spatial capture–recapture techniques

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Abstract: on‐invasive techniques have long been used to estimate wildlife population abundance and density. However, recent technological breakthroughs have facilitated non‐invasive estimation of the proportion...

Author(s): Arthur B. Muneza, Daniel W. Linden, Robert A. Montgomery, Amy J. Dickman, Gary J. Roloff, David W. Macdonald and Julian T. Fennessy
Year: 2016
Journal: Journal of Applied Ecology
Page Numbers: 1-9
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How a Tiny Worm is Irritating the Most Majestic of Giraffes

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Abstract: What is a fly to a giraffe? It’s difficult to imagine a single insect even coming to the attention of these peculiar animals, which weigh in at thousands of pounds and routinely stretch their necks to...

Author(s): Jacob Brogan
Year: 2017
Journal: Smithsonian.com (Website)
Page Numbers: 1-3
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Are we prepared for emerging and re-emerging diseases? Experience and lessons from epidemics that occurred in Tanzania during the last five decades

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Abstract: This paper reviews preparedness for containing and controlling emerging and re-emerging diseases drawing lessons from disease events that occurred in animal and human populations in the last five decades...

Author(s): Erson D. Karimuribo, Leonard E.G. Mboera, Erasto Mbugi, Azma Simba, Fredrick M. Kivaria, Peter Mmbuji and Mark M. Rweyemamu
Year: 2011
Journal: Tanzania Journal of Health Research
Page Numbers: 1-14
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Quantifying the severity of giraffe skin disease via photogrammetry analysis of camera trap data

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Abstract: Developing techniques to quantify the spread and severity of diseases afflicting wildlife populations is important for disease ecology, animal ecology, and conservation. Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis)...

Author(s): Arthur B. Muneza, Waldemar Ortiz-Calo, Craig Packer, Jeremy J. Cusack, Trevor Jones, Meredith S. Palmer, Alexandra Swanson, Margaret Kosmala, Amy J. Dickman, David W. Macdonald and Robert A. Montgomery
Year: 2019
Journal: Journal of Wildlife Disease
Page Numbers: 770–781
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Detection and characterisation of papillomavirus in skin lesions of giraffe and sable antelope in South Africa

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Abstract: Papillomavirus was detected electron microscopically in cutaneous fibropapillomas of a giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) and a sable antelope (Hippotragus niger). The virus particles measured 45 nm in diameter....

Author(s): E. van Dyk, A-M Bosman, E. van Wilpe, J. H. Williams, R. G. Bengis, J. van Heerden and E. H. Venter
Year: 2011
Journal: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
Page Numbers: 80–85
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Prevalence, disease description and epidemiological factors of a novel skin disease in Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

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Abstract: A study was conducted to examine the prevalence and epidemiological factors of a novel skin disease in giraffes inhabiting the Ruaha National Park (RNP). A cross-sectional drive-transect survey was conducted....

Author(s): Epaphras Alex Muse, Karimuribo Esron Daniel, Mpanduji Donald Gregory and Meing’ataki Godwell Elias
Year: 2012
Journal: Research Opinions in Animal & Veterinary Sciences
Page Numbers: 60 - 65
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Giraffe Skin Disease (GSD): Epidemiology of an Emerging Disease

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Abstract: Diseases can greatly impact wildlife populations by causing temporary or permanent decreases in abundance.  Pathogens also can interact with other factors such as habitat loss, climate change, and overexploitation...

Author(s): Derek E. Lee and Monica L. Bond
Year: 2013
Journal: Poster
Page Numbers: 1
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INVESTIGATION REPORT ON GIRAFFE SKIN DISEASE OF RUAHA NATIONAL PARK, SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS OF TANZANIA

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Abstract: Giraffe Skin Disease (GSD) is a newly observed condition mainly affecting adult and sub-adult giraffes in Ruaha National Park (RNP). For the first time, the disease was observed at Lunda, northeastern...

Author(s): Prof. Donald Gregory Mpanduji, Dr. Esron Daniel Karimuribo, Dr. Alex Epaphras Muse
Year: 2011
Journal: Final Report submitted to Tanzania National Parks and the country of Tanzania
Page Numbers: i-27
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Spotlight on the Masai Giraffe

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Abstract: Thousands of years ago, the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)--whose exotic appearance led the ancients to speculate it was an unnatural cross between a camel and a leopard--was common throughout all of...

Author(s): Derek E. Lee and Monica L. Bond
Year: 2016
Journal: The Explorers Journal, Wild Nature Institute
Page Numbers: 17-19
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Pathology and immunohistochemistry of papillomavirus-associated cutaneous lesions in Cape mountain zebra, giraffe, sable antelope and African buffalo in South Africa

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Abstract: Skin lesions associated with papillomaviruses have been reported in many animal species and man. Bovine papillomavirus (BVP) affects mainly the epidermis, but also the dermis in several species including...

Author(s): J H Williams, E van Dyk, P J Nel, E Lane, E Van Wilpe, R G Bengis, L-M de Klerk-Lorist and J van Heerden
Year: 2011
Journal: Journal of the South African  Veterinary Association
Page Numbers: 97-106