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Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in farm-reared ostriches and wild game species from Zimbabwe

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Abstract: One hundred and seventy one serum samples from 10 game species from Zimbabwe were tested for IgG antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii infection using the modified agglutination test (MAT). Significantly higher...

Author(s): T. Hove and S. Mukaratirwa
Year: 2005
Journal: Acta Tropica
Page Numbers: 49-53
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Kidney of Giraffes

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Abstract: This study focuses on certain aspects of the renal structure of the giraffe, with some implications as to its function. About 4,000 collecting ducts open at the truncated end of a curved crest that juts...

Author(s): N.S.R. Maluf
Year: 2002
Journal: The Anatomical Record
Page Numbers: 94-111
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Theileria spp. in Free Ranging Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) in Zambia

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Abstract: Theileria parasites were detected in five apparently healthy free-ranging giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758) captured for translocation on a game ranch located approximately 60 km south west...

Author(s): King Shimumbo Nalubamba, Squarre David, Musso Munyeme, Harvey Kamboyi, Ngonda Saasa, Ethel Mkandawire and Hetron Mweemba Munang’andu
Year: 2015
Journal: Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine
Page Numbers: 1-5
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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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Comparisons of Salmonella conjugation and virulence gene hyperexpression mediated by rumen protozoa from domestic and exotic ruminants

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Abstract: Recent studies have identified a phenomenon in which ciliated protozoa engulf Salmonella and the intra-protozoal environment hyperactivates virulence gene expression and provides a venue for conjugal transfer...

Author(s): Matt T. Brewer, Nalee Xiong, Jeffery D. Dier, Kristi L. Anderson, Mark A. Rasmussen, Sharon K. Franklin, Steve A. Carlson
Year: 2011
Journal: Veterinary Microbiology
Page Numbers: 301-306
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Testicular disorder of sexual development with cryptorchidism, penile hypoplasia and hypospadias in a giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa)

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Abstract: Disorders of sexual development (DSD) in wild mammals are rarely described. A male South African giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) was identified with bilateral cryptorchidism. The testes were intra-abdominal,...

Author(s): Janine Meuffels, Ilse Luther-Binoir, Willem Daffue, Francois Deacon, Emily P. Mitchell
Year: 2020
Journal: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
Page Numbers: 1-6
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Tick-borne pathogens in the blood of wild and domestic ungulates in South Africa: Interplay of game and livestock

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Abstract: We screened for tick-borne pathogens blood samples from 181 wild and domestic ungulates belonging to 18 host species in 4 South African Provinces. Polymerase chain reaction followed by reverse line blotting...

Author(s): M. Berggoetz, M. Schmid, D. Ston, V. Wyss, C. Chevillon, A.-M. Pretorius, L. Gern
Year: 2014
Journal: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
Page Numbers: 1-10
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An allometric analysis of the giraffe cardiovascular system

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Abstract: There has been co-evolution of a long neck and high blood pressure in giraffes. How the cardiovascular system (CVS) has adapted to produce a high blood pressure, and how it compares with other similar...

Author(s): G. Mitchell, J.D. Skinner
Year: 2009
Journal: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology
Page Numbers: 523-529
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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
Year: 2006
Journal: Veterinary Pathology Online
Page Numbers: 1-5
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The Giraffe Nutrition Workshop Proceedings: May 25 - 26, 2005

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Abstract: On May 25, 2005, 14 people interested in giraffe nutrition and health, convened at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago for a two-day workshop. The participants consisted of university and USDA ruminant nutrition...

Author(s): Debra A Schmidt and Robyn Barbiers
Year: 2005
Journal: Linclon Park Zoo
Page Numbers: 1-50