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Impact of localized badger culling on tuberculosis incidence in British cattle
(Nature Publishing Group, 2003-12-18)
Pathogens that are transmitted between wildlife, livestock and humans present major challenges for the protection of human and animal health, the economic sustainability of agriculture, and the conservation of wildlife. ...
Comparative anatomy, physiology and ecology of pregnancy and lactation in wild pigs: a review.
(Filander; Fürth, 2000)
The nutritional requirements of animals during pregnancy and lactation differ from the requirements of the growing animal, or the non-pregnant adult, as revealed by studies of the domestic species. However, relatively ...
The longevity legacy: the problem of old animals in zoos
Zoos once demonstrated their skill in keeping wild mammals in captivity by longevity records. However, as our knowledge of animal husbandry in zoos has increased and breeding in most species has become commonplace, so the ...
Scanning Electron Microscopy of the Microcotyledonary Placenta of the Horse (Equus caballus) in the Latter Half of Gestation
(Elsevier/ Harcourt Publishers Ltd, 2000)
Scanning electron microscopy was used to examine the microstructure of the maternal and fetal placenta from 25 pregnant ponies (Equus caballus) throughout the second half of gestation. Samples of placenta, 2–6 cm2in area, ...
Feeding babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) in captivity.
(Filander; Fürth, 2000)
This paper reviews the available information on stomach anatomy, digestion, foraging behaviour and diet of wild and captive babirusa. Based on this information, suggestions for changes in the diet of captive babirusa are ...
Immunohistochemical study on the distribution of endocrine cells in the gastrointestinal tract of the babirusa, Babyrousa babyrussa (Suidae).
The distribution and relative frequency of endocrine cells in the gastointestinal tract of the babirussa were studied immuno-histochemically using the avidin-biotin-peroxidase complex method.
Analyses of diets fed to Babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) in captivity with respect to their nutritional requirements.
(Gran Paradiso National Park, 2005)
Although very little is known about the diet of Babirusa in the wild, they have been successfully kept in captivity in zoos around the world for 200 years. Studies have shown that the anatomy of their digestive tract ...
Light and electron microscopy of the cardiac gland region of the stomach of the babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa – Suidae, Mammalia).
Previous studies have indicated that the gross anatomical structure of the stomach of the babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) differs markedly from that of all other pigs. This light and scanning electron microscopic study ...
Epidemiological Analysis of Host Populations with Widespread Sub-Patent Infections: African Trypanosomiasis
(The University of Edinburgh. Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, 2007-06)
The epidemiological study of pathogens largely depends on three technologies, serology, microscopy and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Serological methods are unable to differentiate between current and past ...
Interactions Amongst the Community of Endemic Pathogens of African Cattle: A Longitudinal Study in South East Uganda
(The University of Edinburgh. Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, 2007-03)
The work presented in this thesis is focused upon the community of endemic pathogens of African cattle in Sub-Saharan Africa, which has long constrained livestock production in these areas. The first aim of this work is ...