|Author(s)||L. Dadone VMD and P. Bapodra BVetMed, MSc, DACZM|
|Journal||Document prepared by: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium|
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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