|Author(s)||Mitchell Bush, Valerius de Vos|
|Journal||Journal of Zoo Animal Medicine|
This report describes immobilization techniques used in free-living giraffes for studies of reproductive physiology and ecology. The ecological studies involved minor manipulation for blood sampling and radio-collaring, and a quiet sedated giraffe in lateral recumbency was required. The reproductive studies required anesthesia for semen collection by electroejaculation.
Key Words: Field immobilization, methods, giraffe, sampling, electroejaculation, carfentanil, xylazine
Authors: Mitchell Bush, Valerius de Vos
Journal: Journal of Zoo Animal Medicine
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