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Expansion of ecotourism-based industries, changes in land-use practices, and escalating competition for resources have increased contact between free-ranging wildlife and humans. Although human presence in wildlife areas may provide an important economic benefit through ecotourism, exposure to human pathogens may represent a health risk for wildlife. This(More)
9. Cao XT, Ngo TN, Wills B, Kneen R, Nguyen TT, Ta TT, et al. Evaluation of the World Health Organization standard tourniquet test and a modifi ed tourniquet test in the diagnosis of dengue infection in Viet Nam. Trop Med Int Health. 2002;7:125–32. DOI: 10.1046/j.13653156.2002.00841.x 10. Suttinont C, Losuwanaluk K, Niwatayakul K, Hoontrakul S,(More)
Five dogs presented with chronic and progressive pulmonary illness characterized by progressive dyspnea, exercise intolerance, and significant inspiratory crackles on auscultation. Radiographically, there was a widespread and diffuse interstitial lung pattern with varying degrees of bronchial involvement. Histopathological changes included thickened(More)
Coastal dolphins are regarded as indicators of changes in coastal marine ecosystem health that could impact humans utilizing the marine environment for food or recreation. Necropsy and histology examinations were performed on 35 Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) and five Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa plumbea) incidentally caught in(More)
We report a case of tuberculosis due to infection with Mycobacterium bovis in an elderly male black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis minor) from the Limpopo Province in South Africa. The animal was euthanized due to very poor condition, old age, and dental attrition. Necropsy examination revealed two small nonencapsulated granulomas (approximately 40-mm(More)
The cheetah is capable of a top speed of 29 ms(-1) compared to the maximum speed of 17 ms(-1) achieved by the racing greyhound. In this study of the hindlimb and in the accompanying paper on the forelimb we have quantified the musculoskeletal anatomy of the cheetah and greyhound and compared them to identify any differences that may account for this(More)
Anaesthesia was required in a heavily-pregnant, adult, free-ranging African black rhinoceros Diceros bicornis with a rectal prolapse for examination and possible treatment. The animal was immobilised with 4.5 mg etorphine and 60 mg azaperone. For continued observation, the immobilised animal was transported to a boma. Additional etorphine and azaperone were(More)
INTRODUCTION The Mole snake (Pseudaspis cana) is a constrictor with a wide distribution throughout southern Africa. Its range extends northwards to Angola and eastwards to Kenya. In South Africa it inhabits a variety of habitats including sandy scrubland in the southwestern Cape, Highveld grassland as well as mountainous and desert regions. Living(More)
There is not yet widespread agreement as to the underlying cause of the 80-100 ppmv roughly 100kyr-duration Glacial-Interglacial cycles in atmospheric pCO2. Most of the mechanisms which have been proposed to account for the observed variations in atmospheric pCO2 appear to in some way violate interpretations of paleo proxy data. The inability of a single(More)