The prevalence of osteoarthritis in wild versus captive great ape skeletons

This research examined whether the prevalence and skeletal distribution of osteoarthritis (OA) differed between wild and captive great ape skeletons. A secondary, but important, aspect of this research focused on the development of improved aging techniques based on methods commonly used on human osteological samples. Tests were conducted pertaining to the effect that wild versus […]

Veterinary concerns of captive duikers

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.10046.abs In March 2000, professionals from various duiker-holding institutions conducted a workshop at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Survival Center (WCS/WSC) on St. Catherine’s Island entitled Husbandry, Nutrition, and Health of Captive Duikers. The product of this workshop was a suite of monographs, one of which dealt with veterinary issues and took the form […]

Review of medical literature of great apes in the 1980s

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.1430090206.abs The medical problems of great apes including gorillas (Gorilla gorilla), orangutans (Pongo pymaeus), and chimpanzees (Pan sp.) published during the last decade are reviewed. Anesthetic techniques, diseases or organ systems, neoplasia, infectious diseases, and reproductive problems are reviewed. Gonadal tumors and atherosclerosis in great apes appear frequently in the literature. Diseases with suspected […]

Infectious diseases of nonhuman primates in a zoo setting

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.1430080508.abs Infections and diseases are a major cause for concern as well as loss of animal life in the zoo setting. This problem is the result of contact with agents such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, rickettsia, chlamydia, or viruses. Control of such infections and diseases is difficult principally because of the design and purpose […]