The sensitivity and specificity for the 13C-UBT in this investigation were 100%.

The impact of capture and captivity on the health of Namibian farmland cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus). The DOP method tended to underestimate systolic measurements below 160 mmHg and overestimate systolic measurements above 160 mmHg. PHAX caused 20% lethality at the maximal dose tested of 84 mg/kg. In book: Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation. Management requires a comprehensive program to maintain a healthy population of captive cheetahs, including veterinary care, nutrition, housing, exercise, and enrichment. (((navigator.appName == "Netscape") && The presence of S. cannolii in an aquaculture setting should prompt keepers to carefully quarantine new animals and exclude annelid fauna, a potential intermediate host of myxozoans. 23rd Veterinary Males reached peak reproduction at 6 and maintained this for up to 12 years of age. The indices showed that two coalitions existed before the relocated male departed. Age of infection was a significant risk factor in this epizootic, with infants (less than 3 months old) displaying significantly higher risk for mortality than subadults or adults. Therefore, these statistical results should be regarded as illustrative rather than proof. The odds of observing this dilation was lowest in the uterine body and progressively increased in a cranial direction, being significantly higher at the tip of the uterine horns (OR = 11.5; 95% CI, 2.0‐65.1; p = 0.006). Appendix III – Cheetah Husbandry Manual. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The latter provided a low calcium:phosphorus ratio (1:2.3), thereby increasing the risk of metabolic bone disease. The traditional explanation of focal palatine erosion being an artifact of captivity does not explain its occurrence in this sample population of cheetahs, the majority of which were raised entirely in the wild. The 13C-UBT is a valuable, simple, accurate, and sensitive tool for monitoring eradication of Helicobacter during therapy for clinical gastritis. This species monomorphism has been suspected to be the basis for their general poor health and dwindling populations in captivity.

The results of the breath analysis were compared with the results of rapid urease testing, histopathologic examination, and impression smears of gastric biopsies taken at the time of the breath test.

It is emphasized that the influence of confounding factors, especially time, cannot be corrected for in a satisfactory manner. Though similar in many aspects to other species in the felid family, cheetahs exhibit unique adaptations that can make their captive care more challenging. Urine and serum were stored frozen (-70 o C) until analysis. This outbreak closely resembled the disease.

This is of particular interest in cheetahs ( Acinonyx jubatus ), which in captivity are known to suffer from chronic diseases that may be associated with hypertension and which often require immobilization for transport or veterinary treatment.

Flamingo Husbandry Guidelines represents a global collaboration with many meetings, planning, and searching for information in order to provide the most comprehensive husbandry guide for flamingo managers. Fractional excretion (FE) of electrolytes was calculated using the following formula: [Serum creatinine ] [Urine electrolyte ] Fe electrolyte = ______________________________________ [Urine creatinine ] [Serum electrolyte ] The ratio of urine protein to urine creatinine was also calculated.

These results support the conclusion that testis function in the cheetah, specifically related to the development of normal, motile spermatozoa and androgen production, is influenced by management with same-sex conspecifics. The largest depression caudo-palatal to the maxillary fourth premolar tooth was always associated with a bone depression extending into the zygomatic arch bone, never described before. When azotemia is present, at least 75% of the nephrons of the kidneys are non-functional already.

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Average litter sizes for 'good', 'fair' and 'poor' males were 3.44 (n = 21), 3.14 (n = 18) and 2.28 (n = 18), respectively. PROP led to death in 10 of 10 rats at doses >30 mg/kg (50% lethal dose (LD50) = 27.7 mg/kg). Dental and oral health in captive cheetahs in southern Africa. Twenty-milliliter breath samples were taken at 10, 20, 30, and 40 min after administration of the urea solution. Despite widespread heavy Helicobacter colonization in wild cheetahs, only 3% of the free-ranging population had moderate to severe gastritis, in contrast with 64% of captive cheetahs. Finally, this ketamine-free combination may be beneficial for animals with liver/kidney dysfunction, in which the metabolism and excretion of ketamine may be impaired. Cheetahs missing either one or both upper premolars showed a higher incidence of deep erosion, as was true for cheetahs that exhibited crowded lower incisors. M., Sanchez, C., 2009.

Historically, therapeutic monitoring for prescribed eradication treatment of Helicobacter in cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) with associated gastritis has been accomplished only through endoscopic biopsies. It is important that such analyses be conducted, or new experiments carried out. 5 GFR is also considered to be the best single parameter for assessing overall renal function because GFR is directly related to functional renal mass.

Users of Internet Explorer; press F11 to fit more onto your screen. This supported the reliability of sampling the tip of the uterine horn to screen for endometrial gland dilation. Components of the clinical history for a fish patient should include information on the environment, tank mates, recent medical history, and specific information on the affected individual. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. Blood pressure measurement reveals important insights into the health of conscious and anesthetized individuals. Under ex situ conditions, the cheetah experiences low reproductive success with only ~18% of males having ever produced young.