Diseases of Chamois

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Chapter 50 Diseases of Chamois Christian Walzer BIOLOGY The chamois is an artiodactylid of the Bovidae family, Caprinae subfamily. Two species of chamois are described: Rupicapra pyrenaica occurs in the…

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Tuberculosis in Elephants

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Chapter 43 Tuberculosis in Elephants Susan K. Mikota Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease of both humans and animals. Tuberculous scarring has been observed on bones from 21 of 48…

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Gastrointestinal Nematodiasis in Hoofstock

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Chapter 51 Gastrointestinal Nematodiasis in Hoofstock Edmund Flach Species of perissodactylid and artiodactylid ungulates evolved to take advantage of the grasses, shrubs, trees, roots, tubers, and fruits on and below…

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Veterinary Care of Kiwi

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Chapter 27 Veterinary Care of Kiwi Wayne Boardman Endemic to New Zealand, kiwi are small to medium-sized, flightless, nocturnal birds.6 They may live in native forests, scrub, or rough tussock…

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Melioidosis in Marine Mammals

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Chapter 37 Melioidosis in Marine Mammals Reimi E. Kinoshita Melioidosis is the disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei (previously Pseudomonas pseudomallei), a gram-negative bacillus. The closest relative to B. pseudomallei is…

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The Nutrition of “Browsers”

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Chapter 55 The Nutrition of “Browsers” Marcus Clauss, Ellen S. Dierenfeld Historically, “browsers”—whether leaf-eating primates, browsing ruminants, or browsing rhinoceroses—have often been considered difficult to maintain under conventional zoo feeding…

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Biopsy Darting

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Chapter 13 Biopsy Darting William B. Karesh REMOTE BIOPSY TECHNIQUES The widespread use of biopsy punches adapted for remote sample collection began in the 1980s.1,11 The technique allows for the…

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