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The relationship between physical injury, body condition and stress-related hormone concentrations in freeranging giraffes

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Abstract: A physiological stress response can be triggered by a variety of intrinsic and extrinsic stimuli, but minimal information is available about the physiological stress response related to pain in wildlife....

Author(s): Wolf, Tanja E., Valades, Gabriela Benavides, Simelane, Phumlile, Bennett, Nigel C., and Ganswindt, Andre
Year: 2018
Journal: Wildlife Biology
Page Numbers: 1-7
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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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Experimental Infection of Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) With SAT-1 and SAT-2 Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus

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Abstract: The potential role of giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) in the epidemiology and spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) SAT types was investigated by experimental infection and detection of virus in excretions...

Author(s): W. Vosloo, S. P. Swanepoel, M. Bauman, B. Botha, J. J. Esterhuysen, C. I. Boshoff, D. F. Keet, A. Dekker
Year: 2011
Journal: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
Page Numbers: 173-178
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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
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Clinical, Anatomic Pathological, Thermographic and Radiological Findings in a Giraffe Afflicted with Arthritis

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Abstract: Chronic arthritis is a known medical problem in many species also in artiodactyla. The moist coldness that exists in the latitudes of Germany enhances this condition in animals that are accustomed to dry...

Author(s): Guido Haschke, Claudia Anita Szentiks, Gabriela Galateanu, Monika Häfner
Year: 2013
Journal: Der Zoologische Garten
Page Numbers: 259-266
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OSSEOUS CYST-LIKE LESIONS IN A 15 YEAR OLD ROTHSCHILD’S GIRAFFE (Giraffa camelopardis rothschildi)

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Abstract: Osseous cyst-like lesions (OCLLs) are commonly reported in equines (Watkins, 1999).They are uncommon in ruminants (Tyron and Farrow, 1999) and have never been documented in a giraffe. The aetiopathogenesis...

Author(s): P.J. POLLOCK, E. TOBIN, H. MCALLISTER and J. BAINBRIDGE 
Year: 2006
Journal: European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians 6th Scientific Meeting
Page Numbers: 1-3