Browsing Research Articles (Mammal Research Institute) by UP Author "Steenkamp, Gerhardus"

Browsing Research Articles (Mammal Research Institute) by UP Author "Steenkamp, Gerhardus"

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  • Steenkamp, Gerhardus; Ferguson, J. Willem H.; Boy, Sonja Catharina; Ferreira, Sam M.; Bester, Marthan Nieuwoudt (South African Veterinary Association, 2008-03)
    Captive and wild African elephants frequently suffer tusk fractures. Several institutions shorten the tusks of captive elephants to reduce fractures and injury as a result of behaviour within enclosures. Fracturing or ...
  • Steenkamp, Gerhardus; Schmidt, Martin J.; Van Staden, Paul Jacobus; Bester, Marthan Nieuwoudt (Frontiers Media, 2019-07-30)
    Focal palatitis (also known as focal palatine erosion) is thought to be a developmental disease, specifically of cheetah in captivity raised on a commercial diet. The lack of chewing is thought to cause the mandibular ...
  • Steenkamp, Gerhardus; Boy, S.C.; Van Staden, Paul Jacobus; Bester, Marthan Nieuwoudt (Elsevier, 2018-01)
    Descriptions of several oral, maxillofacial and dental conditions/diseases exist for a variety of captive large felids, but little is reported on the pathology of free roaming large felids. Apart from focal palatine erosions ...
  • Steenkamp, Gerhardus; Ferreira, Sam M.; Bester, Marthan Nieuwoudt (South African Veterinary Association, 2007-06)
    The incidence of tusklessness varies between free-ranging African elephant populations. Sex-linked genetic drift predicts 2 outcomes - the condition becomes fixed and sex-specific incidences diverge when populations are ...