Fatal Herpesvirus Encephalitis in a Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata)
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Abstract: Fatal meningoencephalitis caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) was diagnosed in a reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulate). The giraffe died following a history of stumbling, incoordination,...
Author(s): M. J. Hoenerhoff, E. B. Janovitz, L. K. Richman, D. A Murphy, T. C. Butler, M. Kiupel
Journal: Veterinary Pathology Online
Page Numbers: 1-5
Giraffe Thermoregulation: a review
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Abstract: The ability to maintain a relatively constant body temperature is central to the survival of mammals. Giraffes are found in relatively hot rather than cold environments, have a body temperature of 38.5...
Author(s): G. Mitchell FRSSAf and J.D. Skinner FRSSAf
Journal: Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa
Page Numbers: 109-118
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
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 317-324
Is the Flow in the Giraffe’s Jugular Vein a “Free” fall?
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Abstract: There is a controversy as to whether or not the heart works against gravity in the arteries to the head in the upright position. One view is that the gravitational effects in the neck arteries are counterbalanced...
Author(s): Henry S. Badeer
Journal: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Physiology
Page Numbers: 573-576
The development of the reproductive organs of the male giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis
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Abstract: The reproductive organs of the male giraffe differ little in morphology and histology from those of other ungulates. There is some indication that gonadal hypertrophy occurs in late fetal life. Spermatogenesis...
Author(s): A. J. Hall-Martin, J. D. Skinner and B. J. Hopkins
Journal: Journal of Reproduction and Fertility
Page Numbers: 1-7
The scent of the reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata)
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Abstract: The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) emits a scent that can be detected by humans over considerable distances. Dichloromethane extracts of hair samples from adult male and female reticulated giraffes (G....
Author(s): William F. Wood, Paul J. Weldon
Journal: Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
Page Numbers: 913-917
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Abstract: Introduction Flehmen is a behavioral pattern that has been observed in almost all species of ungulates and in some felids. An individual flehmens when it detects an interesting smell -- urine, faeces,...
Author(s): A. I. Dagg & A. Taub
Page Numbers: 687-695
Giraffe and okapi medicine and surgery
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Abstract: An overview on medicine and surgery in giraffe and okapi. Includes details on their unique anatomy and physiology, an overview on both physical and chemical restraint of these species, and information...
Author(s): M.E. Fowler
Page Numbers: 1-4