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Complete Genome Sequences of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesviruses 1A and 1B Determined Directly from Fatal Cases
ABSTRACT A highly lethal hemorrhagic disease associated with infection by elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) poses a severe threat to Asian elephant husbandry. We have used high-throughputExpand
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Detection of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus type 1 in asymptomatic elephants using TaqMan real-time PCR
This study assessed the feasibility of identifying asymptomatic viral shedders using a novel TaqMan real-time PCR on trunk washes and swabs from the conjunctiva, palate and vulva of elephants. SixExpand
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Male pygmy hippopotamus influence offspring sex ratio
Pre-determining fetal sex is against the random and equal opportunity that both conceptus sexes have by nature. Yet, under a wide variety of circumstances, populations shift their birth sex ratioExpand
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Validation of a new radiographic protocol for Asian elephant feet and description of their radiographic anatomy
Foot problems are extremely common in elephants and radiography is the only imaging method available but the radiographic anatomy has not been described in detail. The aims of this study were toExpand
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Prolonged luteal lifespan and pseudopregnancy in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
Pseudopregnancy is a physiological occurrence in mammals which have copulation induced ovulation, but is rarely described in spontaneous ovulating species. In this study, three cases of prolongedExpand
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Spinal cord injury during recovery from anaesthesia in a giraffe
ANAESTHESIA of giraffes carries particular risks of morbidity and mortality as a result of the physical characteristics of a large, long-legged, long-necked animal with a heavy head; death isExpand
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Presence of Helicobacter and Campylobacter species in faecal samples from zoo mammals.
Helicobacter and Campylobacter species (spp.) colonize the gastrointestinal tract of various domesticated animals. Apart from their pathogenic significance in animals, several species are of zoonoticExpand
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Bronchoalveolar lavage for diagnosis of tuberculosis infection in elephants.
Tuberculosis (TB) has been known to affect elephants for thousands of years. It was put into spotlight when few circus elephants were diagnosed carrying Mycobacterium (M.) tuberculosis. Because ofExpand
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