CGF-Related Publications

AZA's Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) supports an extraordinary range of projects. Below are citations for peer-reviewed publications that have been informed by CGF-funded efforts, as well as links to summaries of project outcomes published in AZA's member magazine, Connect.

Animal Health

  • Allender, M. 2017. Reptile and Amphibian Threats Study. Connect. June: 15.
  • Anderson, P.A., Huber, D.R., Berzins, I.K. 2012. Correlations of capture, transport, and nutrition with spinal deformities in sandtiger sharks, Carcharias taurus, in public aquaria. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 43(4):750-758.
  • Becker, M. H., C. L. Richards-Zawacki, B. Gratwicke, L. K. Belden. 2014. The effect of captivity on the cutaneous bacterial community of the critically endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki). Biological Conservation 176: 199 – 206.
  • Bolortsetseg, S., Enkhtuvshin, S., Nyamsuren, D., Weisman, W., Fine, A., Yang, A. and D. Joly. 2012. Serosurveillance for foot-and-mouth disease in Mongolian gazelles (Procapra gutturosa) and livestock on the eastern steppe of Mongolia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 48(1):33-38.
  • Crawford, G., Puschner, B., Affolter, V., Stalis, I., Davidson, A., Baker, T., Tahara, J., Jolly, A. and Ostapak, S. (2015), Systemic effects of Leucaena leucocephala ingestion on ringtailed lemurs (Lemur catta) at Berenty Reserve, Madagascar. Am. J. Primatol.. doi: 10.1002/ajp.22386
  • Dorsey, C., Dennis, P., Fascetti, A., Wood, T. and J. Brown. 2010. Hypoaminoacidemia is not associated with ulcerative lesions in black rhinoceroses, Diceros bicornis. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 41(1): 22-27.
  • Dorsey, C., Dennis, P., Guagnon, G., Wood, T. and J. Brown. 2010. Decreased baseline fecal glucocorticoid concentrations associated with skin and oral lesions in black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 41(4): 616-625.
  • Moresco, A., Muson, L., and I.A. Gardner. 2009. Naturally occurring and Melengestrol Acetate-associated reproductive tract lesions in zoo canids. Veterinary Pathology 46(6): 1117-1128.
  • Tate, E.E., Anderson, P.A., Huber, D.R., Berzins, I.K. 2013. Correlations of swimming patterns with spinal deformities in the sandtiger shark, Carcharias taurus. International Journal for Comparative Psychology 26: 75-82.
  • Yang, A. 2012. Foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks spill over to Mongolian gazelles from livestock. Connect. March: 9.

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