The Occurrence and Prevalence of Giraffe Skin Disease in Protected Areas of Northern Tanzania

Author(s)Derek E. Lee and Monica L. Bond
Year Published2016
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Page Numbers1-3
Size222.45 KB
Abstract:

Giraffe skin disease (GSD) is a disorder of undetermined etiology that causes lesions on the forelimbs of Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi). We estimated occurrence and prevalence of GSD in six wildlife conservation areas of Tanzania. The disjunct spatial pattern of occurrence implies that environmental factors may influence GSD.

Key Words: Giraffe skin disease, wildlife, conservation, Tanzania, emerging infectious disease, environment

Authors:  Derek E. Lee and Monica L. Bond

Journal: Journal of Wildlife Diseases


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