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Relationship of management factors with prevalence of respiratory problems in beira antelope (Dorcotragus megalotis)


Bach, F; Hammer, C; Deb, A; Hammer, S (2010). Relationship of management factors with prevalence of respiratory problems in beira antelope (Dorcotragus megalotis). In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals, Madrid, 12 May 2010 - 15 May 2010, 51-58.

Abstract

Most of the Beira antelopes (Dorcatragus megalotis) that ever lived at Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation (AWWP) showed respiratory signs and since winter 2005/2006 many Beiras have diedfrom a Fibrinous Pleuropneumonia Syndrome (FPPS) with Mycoplasma spp. as suspectedcausative agent. Neither therapies with different drugs nor vaccinations yielded a sustained success against the respiratory disease so far. This study aimed to test if there is a relationship between management factors and the prevalence of respiratory problems, in order to find indications whether changes in management might decrease the risk of respiratory diseases. For this reason, environmental factors such as temperature and humidity as well as individual appearance (coughing, nasal discharge etc.) and feeding of vitamin/mineral supplements were recorded daily for over a year. There was a noticeable increase of affected Beiras during winter months.

Abstract

Most of the Beira antelopes (Dorcatragus megalotis) that ever lived at Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation (AWWP) showed respiratory signs and since winter 2005/2006 many Beiras have diedfrom a Fibrinous Pleuropneumonia Syndrome (FPPS) with Mycoplasma spp. as suspectedcausative agent. Neither therapies with different drugs nor vaccinations yielded a sustained success against the respiratory disease so far. This study aimed to test if there is a relationship between management factors and the prevalence of respiratory problems, in order to find indications whether changes in management might decrease the risk of respiratory diseases. For this reason, environmental factors such as temperature and humidity as well as individual appearance (coughing, nasal discharge etc.) and feeding of vitamin/mineral supplements were recorded daily for over a year. There was a noticeable increase of affected Beiras during winter months.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Event End Date:15 May 2010
Deposited On:04 Jul 2010 13:47
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:10
Official URL:http://www.zoovet-conference.org/

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