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Exotics, Zoo & Wild Animals

Covering all aspects of the health and welfare of exotic pets, zoo & wild animals.

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Bacillus anthracis, the etiological agent of anthrax, procures its particular virulence by a capsule and two AB type toxins: the lethal factor LF and the edema factor EF. These toxins primarily disable immune cells. Both toxins are translocated to the host cell by the adhesin-internalin subunit...

Pilo, P.; Frey, J.
Elsevier B.V.
Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 2018, 64, pp 115-125
News Article

Researchers from the USA and Brazil have found that wild monkeys in the Americas are transmitting the Zika virus to humans via mosquitoes, making...

November 2018
CABI Book Info
Cover for Animal welfare in a changing world.

This 273-paged book outlines a number of the key dilemmas in animal welfare for today's, and tomorrow's, world. The issues discussed range from the welfare of hunted animals, to debates around intensive farming versus sustainability, and the effects of climate and environmental change. It explores...

Butterworth, A.
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
CAB ReviewFull Text

Common carp is a widespread freshwater fish inhabiting lower and mid streams of rivers and shallow confined waters in Eurasia. Carp aquaculture in shallow, man-made ponds has a long history and now common carp is the most widely cultured freshwater fish species in the world. In many regions, carp...

December 2016
animal breeding; aquatic animals; aquatic organisms; clinical aspects; control programmes; disease control; disease distribution; disease prevalence; disease prevention; disease resistance; disinfection; economic impact; epidemiology; fish culture; fish ponds; freshwater fishes; international trade; koi herpesvirus disease; lines; losses; morbidity; mortality; outbreaks; regulations; stocking density; trade in animals; vaccination; vaccine development; vaccines; viral diseases; wild animals
Steinhagen, D.; Jung-Schroers, V.; Adamek, M.
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This study investigated the relation between the presence of wild bird species that may infect domestic poultry with Avian Influenza, and woody vegetation within the range areas as well as in the landscape surrounding the range areas. During two seasons all wild birds were counted in the free-range...

Bestman, M.; Wagenaar, J.; Jong, W. de; Weerts, T.; Luske, B.
European Agroforestry Federation/University of Santiago de Compostela
Proceedings of the 4th European Agroforestry Conference, Agroforestry as Sustainable Land Use, 28-30 May 2018, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2018, pp 447-451
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A 15-year-old female African lion (Panthera leo) maintained at the Zoological Garden of Pistoia, Tuscany (Italy), showed signs of malaise, dyspnoea, tremors, pale mucous membranes and ataxia for two days prior to death. Complete blood count showed anaemia, thrombocytopaenia and severe...

Meoli, R.; Eleni, C.; Cavicchio, P.; Tonnicchia, M. C.; Biancani, B.; Galosi, L.; Rossi, G.
Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Veterinární Medicína, 2018, 63, 9, pp 433-437
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Avian chlamydiosis in parrots is predominantly caused by genotype A of Chlamydia (C.) psittaci and has been described in different regions of the world. C. psittaci infections in birds may often transmit to humans. This report describes the unique case of C. psittaci occurrence in the multispecies...

Szymańska-Czerwińska, M.; Zaręba, K.; Mitura, A.; Niemczuk, K.
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding
Animal Science Papers and Reports, 2018, 36, 3, pp 323-332
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The bison population in our country's farms is steadily increasing, which also requires knowledge of the diseases that can affect these animals. In this article are briefly presented some diseases with bacterial etiology: tuberculosis, paratuberculosis (Johne's disease), brucellosis,...

Răpuntean, S.; Răpuntean, G.
Multimedia Business Corporation
Romanian Journal of Veterinary Medicine & Pharmacology, 2018, 3, 10, pp 99-106
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A fresh carcass of a male red brocket deer (Mazama americana) was examined and dissected to macroscopically and morphometrically examine its gastrointestinal tract. It was found to have the typical rumen forestomach, consisting of the rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum. The tongue of the red...

Jones, K. R.; Lall, K. R.; Garcia, G. W.
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Assiut University
Journal of Advanced Veterinary Research, 2018, 8, 3, pp 26-31

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