The occurrence and prevalence of giraffe skin disease in protected areas of Northern Tanzania

Derek Lee, Monica L. Bond

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Abstract

Giraffe skin disease (GSD) is a disorder of undetermined etiology that causes lesions on the forelimbs of Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi). We estimated occurrence and prevalence of GSD in six wildlife conservation areas of Tanzania. The disjunct spatial pattern of occurrence implies that environmental factors may influence GSD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)753-755
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

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Giraffa camelopardalis
skin diseases
Tanzania
protected area
skin
conservation areas
etiology
nature conservation
lesion
environmental factor
wildlife management
forelimbs
environmental factors

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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The occurrence and prevalence of giraffe skin disease in protected areas of Northern Tanzania. / Lee, Derek; Bond, Monica L.

In: Journal of wildlife diseases, Vol. 52, No. 3, 01.07.2016, p. 753-755.

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