‘Billy’ bounces back! Nasal tube gives newborn giraffe a second chance AND Live giraffe offspring by AI

Author(s)Michelle Rouffignac; Dr. Bill Foxworth
Year Published1997
JournalVeterinary Observer
Page Numbers1, 3-4
Size3.09 MB

A giraffe calf born at Perth Zoo became weak after birth and an indwelling nasogastric tube was placed to allow supplemental feedings.

Initial studies for the development of artificial insemination in the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) led to the successful production of a live offspring.

Key Words: Neonate, nasogastric tube, handrearing; Artificial insemination, live offspring

Author: Michelle Rouffignac; Dr. Bill Foxworth

Journal: Veterinary Observer 

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