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Behavioural and endocrinological parameters of female African and Asian elephants Loxodonta africana and Elephas maximus in the peripartal period
Reproduction of African elephants Loxodonta africana and Asian elephants Elephas maximus has in the past been poor in European zoos and juvenile survival has been low. A range of potentialExpand
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Validation of an enzyme immunoassay for the measurement of faecal glucocorticoid metabolites in spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta).
The use of enzyme immunoassays (EIAs) to measure faecal glucocorticoid metabolites (fGCM) is a useful non-invasive technique to monitor adrenocortical activity in vertebrates. The first objective ofExpand
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[Uncommon mycobacterial infections in domestic and zoo animals: four cases with special emphasis on pathology].
Infections caused by classical tubercle bacilli are rare during the last years. Nevertheless, diseases caused by other mycobacteria have to be considered clinically and in diagnostic pathologyExpand
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The Phylogeography of Orangutan Foamy Viruses Supports the Theory of Ancient Repopulation of Sumatra
ABSTRACT Phylogenetic analysis of foamy virus sequences obtained from Bornean and Sumatran orangutans showed a distinct clustering pattern. One subcluster was represented by both Bornean and SumatranExpand
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Headspace solid-phase microextraction (SPME) and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) for the determination of 5α-androst-2-en-17-one and -17β-ol in the female Asian elephant: application for
Asian elephants are not self-sustaining in captivity. The main reasons for this phenomenon are a low birth rate, an aging population, and poor calf-rearing. Therefore, it is essential thatExpand
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Great apes show highly selective plasma carotenoids and have physiologically high plasma retinyl esters compared to humans.
Great apes are the closest living relatives of humans. Physiological similarities between great apes and humans provide clues to identify which biological features in humans are primitive or derivedExpand
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The allocation of a ruminant feeding type to the okapi (Okapia johnstoni) on the basis of morphological parameters
As the anatomy of the digestive tract of the okapi (Okapia johnstoni) has not been described in relation to the ruminant feeding type classification to date, we here report anatomical measurements onExpand
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The influence of roughage intake on the occurrence of oral disturbances in captive giraffids
Feeding behaviour of giraffe and okapi in captivity can differ significantly from the state in the wild. Duration and complexity of feeding and ruminating behaviour, and total amount of foodExpand
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Macroscopic digestive anatomy of a captive lowland anoa (Bubalus depressicornis)
While little is known about the actual diet of free-ranging anoas, a study on their digestive physiology yielded results similar to other intermediate feeders. Among the ruminants, this species isExpand
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Tachydyspnea in an infant chimpanzee.
Reports on intensive care and invasive treatments of primates are scarce. Generally, there is little knowledge and experience in regard to resuscitation, cardiac support and ventilation supportExpand
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