Giraffe Plasma Bank: Protocol 2018

Author(s)L. Dadone VMD and P. Bapodra BVetMed, MSc, DACZM
Year Published2018
JournalDocument prepared by: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Page Numbers1-3
Size1.68 MB
Abstract:

The goal is to reduce neonate mortalities in giraffe under human care by making fresh frozen plasma more widely available to calves with failure of passive transfer. Plasma collection via operant conditioning is ideal due to no anaesthetic agents within the plasma being collected, and highlights the importance of trained blood collection behaviors. This document provides a standard protocol for blood collection in giraffe.

Key Words: Giraffe, plasma, neonate mortality, failure of passive transfer, blood collection

Authors: L. Dadone VMD and P. Bapodra BVetMed, MSc, DACZM

Document prepared by: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium


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