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Quantifying the severity of giraffe skin disease via photogrammetry analysis of camera trap data

Abstract:

Determining mechanisms to quantify the spread and severity of diseases afflicting wildlife populations is important for disease ecology, animal ecology, and conservation. Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis), for example, are in the midst of a dramatic decline referred to as the “silent extinction”. It is presently unknown whether disease may be playing an important role in the broad scale population reductions observed. In 1995, a skin disorder referred to as giraffe skin disease (GSD) was...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.7589/2018-06-149

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Ortiz-Calo, W More by this author
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Leiden Conservation Foundation More from this funder
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Roger Williams Zoo More from this funder
US Fish and Wildlife Service African Elephant Fund More from this funder
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Publisher:
Wildlife Disease Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases Journal website
Publication date:
2019-04-01
Acceptance date:
2018-10-25
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ISSN:
0090-3558
Pubs id:
pubs:935284
URN:
uri:2911611d-806a-4ee6-b443-3980f3aa2668
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uuid:2911611d-806a-4ee6-b443-3980f3aa2668
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pubs:935284

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