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Medicine in the Wild: Strategies towards Healthy and Breeding Wildlife Populations in Kenya

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has a Veterinary and Capture Services Department at its headquarters in Nairobi, and four satellite clinics strategically located in key conservation areas to ensure quick response and effective monitoring of diseases in wildlife. The department was established in 1990 and has grown from a rudimentary unit to a fully fledged department that is regularly consulted on matters of wildlife health in the eastern Africa region and beyond. It has a staff of 48, comprising 12

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A Synopsis of the Diseases of Giraffes

This synopsis has been prepared to inform the general public about all of the extremely complex health issues facing both free-ranging and captive Giraffes with the goal in mind of hopefully interesting more people to become involved with Giraffe conservation efforts. Studies of the diseases of captive Giraffes in Zoological Gardens serve to indicate how susceptible Giraffes can be to contracting new diseases in confined mixed animal populations. Most Zoos are generally very stressing to Giraffes. It is extremely heart

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