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Climate Extremes Promote Fatal Co-Infections during Canine Distemper Epidemics in African Lions
The first data is presented to clearly illustrate how climate extremes can promote a complex interplay between epidemic and endemic pathogens that are normally tolerated in isolation, but with co-infection, result in catastrophic mortality.
Comparison of different drying and storage methods on quantifiable concentrations of fecal steroids in the cheetah
Storage of fecal samples at room temperature in ethanol is the best alternative to freezing for subsequent analysis of steroid hormone concentrations, and validation of storage and processing techniques should be included in the development of any new fecal steroid analysis methodology.
Genetic characterization of canine distemper virus in Serengeti carnivores.
A retrospective study of neoplasia in a collection of captive snakes
A retrospective study of neoplasia in a collection of snake necropsies, medical records, and inventory records at the Sacramento Zoo was conducted due to the large number ofNeoplasms observed in 1991, which increased dramatically from 1988 to 1991.
EXTRINSIC FACTORS SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT PATTERNS OF DISEASE IN FREE-RANGING AND CAPTIVE CHEETAH (ACINONYX JUBATUS) POPULATIONS
- L. Munson, K. Terio, M. Worley, M. Jago, Arthur Bagot-Smith, L. Marker
- MedicineJournal of wildlife diseases
- 1 July 2005
Compared disease prevalences in free-ranging Namibian cheetahs with those in two captive populations of similar ages, these findings caution against attributing loss of fitness solely to genetic factors and attest to the fundamental importance of extrinsic factors in wildlife health.
The effect of immunocontraception on the behavior and reproduction of white-tailed deer
Behavioral and reproductive consequences of porcine zona pellucida (PZP) immunocontraception were examined in a herd of white-tailed deer and Histological evaluations of ovaries failed to reveal among-group differences in ovarian architecture.
Efficacy of the GnRH analogue deslorelin for suppression of oestrous cycles in cats.
- L. Munson, J. Bauman, C. Asa, W. Jöchle, T. Trigg
- Biology, MedicineJournal of reproduction and fertility. Supplement
It is confirmed that deslorelin can effectively suppress ovarian activity in domestic cats, but that the duration of suppression varies among individuals.
EVIDENCE FOR CHRONIC STRESS IN CAPTIVE BUT NOT FREE-RANGING CHEETAHS (ACINONYX JUBATUS) BASED ON ADRENAL MORPHOLOGY AND FUNCTION
Comparing baseline concentrations of fecal corticoid metabolites and adrenal gland morphology between captive and free-ranging cheetahs and the role of hypercortisolemia in the pathogenesis of the reproductive abnormalities and unusual diseases of captiveCheetahs provides both morphologic and functional evidence suggestive of chronic stress in captive cheetah.
Genetic characterization of feline parvovirus sequences from various carnivores.
- A. Steinel, L. Munson, M. van Vuuren, U. Truyen
- BiologyThe Journal of general virology
- 1 February 2000
This distribution of feline parvovirus antigenic types in captive large cats suggests an interspecies transmission from domestic dogs.
Contact with Domestic Dogs Increases Pathogen Exposure in Endangered African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus)
It is suggested that management directed at domestic dogs might help to protect wild dog populations from rabies virus, but not from canine distemper virus, and further analyses are needed to determine the management approaches which are most appropriate for each pathogen.