Giraffe Restraint, Habituation, and Desensitization at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
6.68 MB 6 downloads
Abstract: The giraffe restraint device manufactured at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has the capability to fully support the weight of an immobilized adult giraffe in an upright posture and allow physical restraint...
Author(s): Paul P. Calle & John C. Bornmann, II
Journal: Zoo Biology
Page Numbers: 243-252
An automated program to find animals and crop photographs for individual recognition
2.09 MB 3 downloads
Abstract: Detailed data on individual animals are critical to ecological and evolutionary studies, but attaching identifying marks can alter individual fates and behavior leading to biases in parameter estimates...
Author(s): Patrick Buehler, Bill Carroll, Ashish Bhatia, Vivek Gupta and Derek E. Lee
Journal: Ecological Informatics
Page Numbers: 191-196
Seeing spots: quantifying mother-offspring similarity and assessing fitness consequences of coat pattern traits in a wild population of giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis)
4.86 MB 55 downloads
Abstract: Polymorphic phenotypes of mammalian coat coloration have been important to the study of genetics and evolution, but less is known about the inheritance and fitness consequences of individual variation...
Author(s): Derek E. Lee, Douglas R. Cavener and Monica L. Bond
Page Numbers: 1-23
Observations on the giraffe central nervous system related to the corticospinal tract, motor cortex and spinal cord: what difference does a long neck make?
2.89 MB 17 downloads
Abstract: The mammalian corticospinal tract is known to contain axons that travel from the cerebral cortex to various levels of the spinal cord and its main function is thought to be the mediation of voluntary movement....
Author(s): N. L. Badlangana, A. Bhagwandin, K. Fuxe And P. R. Manger
Page Numbers: 522-534
Monitoring Giraffe Behavior in Thermal Video
1,004.13 KB 97 downloads
Abstract: We present a solution for monitoring nocturnal giraffe behavior by reducing several hours of thermal camera surveillance footage into a short video summary which can be reviewed by experts. We formulate...
Author(s): Victor Gan, Peter Carr and Joseph Soltis
Journal: 2015 IEEE Winter Applications and Computer Vision Workshops
Page Numbers: -
Diagnosis and treatment of a fractured third phalanx in a Masai giraffe (Giraffe camelopardalis tippelskirchi)
684.03 KB 34 downloads
Abstract: A 10 yr old male Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) presented with acute right forelimb lameness. Radiographs revealed a fracture of the medial claw of the distal phalanx penetrating...
Author(s): Stephanie B. James DVM, Kriss Koss DVM, James Harper VMD, DACLAM, Janet Martin DVM
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 400-403
Sonomorphology of the reproductive tract in male and pregnant and nonpregnant female Rothschild's giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)
326.96 KB 25 downloads
Abstract: The application of real-time-B-mode ultrasonography to wild and zoo animal medicine has been shown to improve the understanding of reproductive physiology in many species. Ultrasound technology is especially...
Author(s): Imke Leuders, Cheryl Niemuller, Jason Pootoolal, Peter Rich, Charlie Gray, Wolf Jurgen Streich, Thomas Bernd Hildebrandt
Page Numbers: 22-31
Ovarian Ultrasonography Correlated with Fecal Progestins and Estradiol During the Estrous Cycle and Early Pregnancy in Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)
285.97 KB 24 downloads
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
Journal: Biology of Reproduction
Page Numbers: 989-995
Pathology and immunohistochemistry of papillomavirus-associated cutaneous lesions in Cape mountain zebra, giraffe, sable antelope and African buffalo in South Africa
3.34 MB 35 downloads
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
Journal: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
Page Numbers: 97-106
Training Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) for Front Foot Radiographs and Hoof Care
896.71 KB 41 downloads
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
Journal: Zoo Biology
Page Numbers: 228-236