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Pigmented villonodular synovitis in a Reticulated giraffe (giraffa camelopardalis)

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Abstract: A 17-yr-old, female, captive-born reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) presented with acute-onset lameness of the right metacarpophalangeal (fetlock) joint. Despite multiple courses of treatment,...

Author(s): Elizabeth A. Ihms, Anne Rivas, Ellen Bronson and Lisa M. Mangus
Year: 2017
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 573–577
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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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Left Ventricular Morphology of the Giraffe Heart Examined by Stereological Methods

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Abstract: The giraffe heart has a relative mass similar to other mammals, but generates twice the blood pressure to overcome the gravitational challenge of perfusing the cerebral circulation. To provide insight...

Author(s): Kristine H. Østergaard, Ulrik T. Baandrup, Tobias Wang, Mads F. Bertelsen, Johnnie B. Andersen, Morten Smerup & Jens R. Nyengaard
Year: 2013
Journal: The Anatomical Record
Page Numbers: 611-621
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Giraffe Restraint, Habituation, and Desensitization at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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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
Year: 1988
Journal: Zoo Biology
Page Numbers: 243-252
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Multiple anesthetic events in a reticulated giraffe (giraffa camelopardalis)

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Abstract: A 1-mo-old reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) received repeated immobilizations for treatment of a fractured left metatarsus. Etorphine and xylazine or etorphine and iso-flurane adjunct anesthesia...

Author(s): Dennis R. Geiser, D.V.M., Patrick J. Morris, D.V.M., and Henry S. Adair, M.S., D.V.M.
Year: 1992
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 189-196
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Congenital nutritional myodegeneration (white muscle disease) in a giraffe (giraffa camelopardalis) calf

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Abstract: It is well known that vitamin E and selenium deficiencies in domestic ruminants can lead to white muscle disease. After a clinically normal gestation period at Ouwehand Zoo in the Netherlands, a newborn...

Author(s): Jan H. Bos, Fokko C. Klip, and Marja J. L. Kik
Year: 2017
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 1193–1196
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Fancy Footwork: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Giraffe Herd Trains for Farrier Work and X-rays

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Abstract: Nearly eighty percent of all giraffe sedation procedures are related to foot care. Most of the knockdowns are done once the giraffes display clinical signs of lameness, hoof overgrowth, abscesses, or swelling....

Author(s): Amy Schilz, Andrea Bryant and Diana Cartier
Year: 00
Journal: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Team
Page Numbers: 1-8
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Management guidelines for the welfare of zoo animals - GIRAFFE.

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Abstract: Management guidelines for the welfare of zoo animals - GIRAFFE. Keywords: Giraffe, Captive management, Diet, Exhibit, Transport, Veterinary care, Nutrition, Training, Enrichment, Reproduction, Hand-Rearing,...

Author(s): A. Lee
Year: 1991
Journal: The Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain and Ireland
Page Numbers: 1-37
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The Giraffe Husbandry Resource Manual

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Abstract: Giraffes have been kept in captive situations for hundreds of years. Nevertheless, it would be very difficult to describe a singular optimal situation for keeping giraffe, outside of their natural environment....

Author(s): Amy Burgess
Year: 2004
Journal: The Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Antelope/Giraffe Taxon Advisory Group
Page Numbers: 1-187
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Giraffe husbandry and feeding practices in Europe results of an EEP survey

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Abstract: Problems of the locomotory system (like overgrown hooves, laminitis or joint problems) have been reported from the EEP giraffe population. To evaluate relevant husbandry practices and frequency of the...

Author(s): J. Hummel, W. Zimmermann, T. Langenhorst, G. Schleussner, M. Damen and M. Clauss
Year: 2006
Journal: European Association of Zoo- and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV)
Page Numbers: 1-5