Does tooth wear influence ageing? A comparative study across large herbivores
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Abstract: We test whether the intensity of tooth wear influences the strength of actuarial senescence across species of large herbivores. We collected from the literature data on tooth wear in the wild (measured...
Author(s): Jean-Michel Gaillard, Vérane Berger, Morgane Tidière, Patrick Duncan and Jean-François Lemaître
Journal: Experimental Gerontology
Page Numbers: 1-31
The dissociation of the fluid and particle phase in the forestomach as a physiological characteristic of large grazing ruminants: an evaluation of available, comparable ruminant passage data
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Abstract: Whether differences in digestive physiology exist between different ruminant feeding types has been an ongoing debate. In this regard, potential differences in ingesta retention have been understood to...
Author(s): Marcus Clauss, Jürgen Hummel, W. Jürgen Streich
Journal: European Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 88-98
Studies of coprophilous ascomycetes in Kenya: Coprophilous Schizothecium from wildlife dung
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Abstract: Schizothecium encompasses species whose morphological features make them easily confused with Podospora and Cercophora. This study, carried out between September 2008 and October 2010, set out to characterize...
Author(s): Mungai PG, Njogu JG, Chukeatirote E, and Hyde KD
Journal: Current Research in Environmental and Applied Mycology
Page Numbers: 84-97
Biomechanics of The Giraffe Larynx and Trachea
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Abstract: Despite possession of a well developed larynx and a gregarious nature, the Giraffe is able to utter only low moans or bleats. Morphological and histological examination, together with measurements of trachea...
Author(s): D.F.N. Harrison
Journal: Acta Otolaryngol
Page Numbers: 258-264
The Giraffe Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour (Book)
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Abstract: In one form or another, giraffes have been around for a very long time. And so has Homo sapiens. The interaction between giraffes and humans starts way back in prehistory, and rock art (paintings and engravings)...
Author(s): Bryan Shorrocks
Journal: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Page Numbers: i-223
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
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 573–577
Large-scale ruminant genome sequencing provides insights into their evolution and distinct traits
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Abstract: The ruminants are one of the most successful mammalian lineages, exhibiting morphological and habitat diversity and containing several key livestock species. To better understand their evolution, we generated...
Author(s): Lei Chen, Qiang Qiu, Yu Jiang, Kun Wang, Zeshan Lin, Zhipeng Li, Faysal Bibi, Yongzhi Yang, Jinhuan Wang, Wenhui Nie, Weiting Su, Guichun Liu, Qiye Li, Weiwei Fu, Xiangyu Pan, Chang Liu, Jie Yang, Chenzhou Zhang, Yuan Yin, Yu Wang, Yue Zhao, Chen Zhang, Zhongkai Wang, Yanli Qin, Wei Liu, Bao Wang, Yandong Ren, Ru Zhang, Yan Zeng, Rute R. da Fonseca, Bin Wei, Ran Li, Wenting Wan, Ruoping Zhao, Wenbo Zhu, Yutao Wang, Shengchang Duan, Yun Gao, Yong E. Zhang, Chunyan Chen, Christina Hvilsom, Clinton W. Epps, Leona G. Chemnick, Yang Dong, Siavash Mirarab, Hans Redlef Siegismund, Oliver A. Ryder, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Harris A. Lewin, Guojie Zhang, Rasmus Heller and Wen Wang
Page Numbers: 1-12
Why and how should we use environmental enrichment to tackle stereotypic behavior?
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Abstract: This paper summarises recent findings on the causation of stereotypic behaviours and other abnormal repetitive behaviours (ARBs) in captive animals: primarily motivational frustration and/or brain dysfunction,...
Author(s): G. Mason, R. Clubb, N. Latham and S. Vickery
Journal: Conservation, Enrichment and Animal Behaviour
Page Numbers: 163-188
Interspecific and temporal variation of condensed tannins and cyanide concentrations in potential dietary sources of extralimital giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) in the Karoo
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Abstract: During 2016 and 2018 four giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) mortalities occurred in the Karoo potentially caused by acute hydrogen cyanide poisoning. Plants have various defence mechanisms to protect themselves...
Author(s): Eugene Marais
Journal: Master of Science Thesis in Natural Sciences
Page Numbers: i-76
A comparative perspective on the evolution of mammalian reactions to dead conspecifics
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Abstract: In a variety of mammalian species, mothers and others care for and/or carry deceased newborns, and sometimes other conspecifics. The rationale for such behavior remains elusive. Based upon field observations...
Author(s): Fred B. Bercovitch
Page Numbers: 21–28