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Retrospective study of mortality in Dorcas and Grant's gazelles (Gazella dorcas and Nanger granti) at Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation, Qatar


Müller, D W H; Kuster, N; Deb, A; Hammer, C; Arif, A; Hammer, S (2010). Retrospective study of mortality in Dorcas and Grant's gazelles (Gazella dorcas and Nanger granti) at Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation, Qatar. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals, Madrid, 12 May 2010 - 15 May 2010, 233-238.

Abstract

The necropsy records of 279 dorcas gazelles (Gazella dorcas) and 27 Grant’s gazelles (Nanger granti) kept at Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation in Qatar over a period of 8 years were reviewed in order to determine common pathological findings with view to population development and neonatal survival. The most common finding in both species was trauma (41 % in dorcas, 60 % in Grant’s gazelles), followed by pneumonia (20 % in dorcas, 35 % in Grant’s gazelles). Other common diagnoses included gastrointestinal disorders (15 % in dorcas, 25 % in Grant’s gazelles) and nephropathies (11 % in dorcas, 25 % in Grant’s gazelles). In dorcas gazelles neonatal mortality can be reduced, and individual animal welfare can be increased (MELLOR and STAFFORD, 2004), if group size is strictly controlled.

Abstract

The necropsy records of 279 dorcas gazelles (Gazella dorcas) and 27 Grant’s gazelles (Nanger granti) kept at Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation in Qatar over a period of 8 years were reviewed in order to determine common pathological findings with view to population development and neonatal survival. The most common finding in both species was trauma (41 % in dorcas, 60 % in Grant’s gazelles), followed by pneumonia (20 % in dorcas, 35 % in Grant’s gazelles). Other common diagnoses included gastrointestinal disorders (15 % in dorcas, 25 % in Grant’s gazelles) and nephropathies (11 % in dorcas, 25 % in Grant’s gazelles). In dorcas gazelles neonatal mortality can be reduced, and individual animal welfare can be increased (MELLOR and STAFFORD, 2004), if group size is strictly controlled.

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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:13 Jul 2010 18:01
Last Modified:11 Aug 2017 18:25
Official URL:http://www.zoovet-conference.org/

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