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Giant Pandas
Biology, Veterinary Medicine and Management

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Susie Ellis, Wenshi Pan, Zhong Xie, David Wildt, Anju Zhang, Hemin Zhang, Don Janssen, Mark Edwards, JoGayle Howard, Guangxin He, Jianqiu Yu, Guiquan Zhong, Rongping Wei, Eric Miler, Meg Sutherland-Smith, Desheng Li, Cheng Lin Zhang, Lyndsay G. Phillips, Daming Hu, Chunxiang Rongping Tang, Rebecca Snyder, Wei Zhong, Mabel Lam, Robert Sims, Xuanzhen Liu, Zhihe Zhang, Yan Huang, Meijia Zhang, Rong Hou, Zhiyong Ye, Guanghan Li, Jinguo Zhang, Shiqiang Huang, Rebecca Spindler, Karen J. Steinman, Steven L. Monfort, Laura McGeehan, David C. Kersey, Fernando Gual-Sil, Pengyan Wang, Tatsuko Nakao, Nancy M. Czekala, Barbara S. Durrant, Mary Ann Olson, Autumn Anderson, Shan Sun, Fujun Shen, Ya-Ping Zhang, Oliver A. Ryder, Stephen J. O'Brien, Ronald S. Swaisgood, Xiaoping Zhou, Megan A. Owen, Nathalie Mauroo, Kathy Hawk, Jason C. L. Tang, Janet Hawes, Chunxiang Tang, Daming Hu, Mollie A. Bloomsmith, Terry L. Maple, Patrick Morris, Mark Greenberg, Lucy Spelman, I. Kati Loeffler, Richard J. Montali, Bruce Rideout, Thomas B. Hildebrandt, Janine L. Brown, Frank Goritz, Andreas Ochs, Thomas W. Baker, Chengdong Wang, Rong Hou, Li Lou, Lisong Fei, Qiang Wang, Rong Hou, Jishan Wang, Rita McManamon, Pengyan Wang, Barbara Durrant, Jonathan D. Ballou, Phillip S. Miller, Shiquiang Huang, Shan Sun, Victor David, Stephen J. O'Brien, Kathy Traylor-Holzer, U. S. Seal, Xiaoping Lu
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  • Date Published: November 2012
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107411555

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  • The giant panda is one of the world's most recognized animals, but until now the biology of this threatened species has been a mystery. With the environment undergoing unprecedented change at a rapid and accelerating rate, can such a highly specialized species survive? This book summarizes the present state of knowledge about panda biology, encompassing topics such as reproduction, behavior, nutrition, genetics and veterinary medicine. It also provides the latest information on veterinary management, advances in neonatal care, disease detection and prevention and the use of 'assisted breeding' to promote reproduction and preserve genetic diversity.

    • Presents new information on a unique species that is critical to its survival (presented in many tables and figures, including black-and-white and color descriptive photographs)
    • Written by leading scientists from China and the US working together toward attaining healthy populations of giant pandas in breeding centers and zoos
    • Colour plate section clearly illustrates medical conditions
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    "This book is a necessary addition to the conservation biology library to round out the story of efforts and problems involved in saving the giant panda."
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    "This is an exceptional publication presenting a wealth of current knowledge on giant panda biology, including health, behavior, reproductive physiology, genetics and species management....
    The book, which is written and edited very well, includes the results of the [IUCN-World Conservation Union] survey in detail, along with data tables, photographs and up-to-date reference lists.... It also demonstrates the tremendous rewards to be gained from multidisciplinary and multinational projects despite considerable political, logistical, and linguistic challenges, as well as the importance of documenting procedures in new species."
    Graham J. Crawshaw, BVetMed, MS, MRCVS, Dipl, ACZM; Senior Veterinarian, Toronto Zoo

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    • Date Published: November 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107411555
    • length: 612 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    1. The giant panda as a social, biological and conservation phenomenon
    2. The giant panda biomedical survey: how it began and the value of people working together across cultures and disciplines
    3. Factors limiting reproductive success in the giant panda as revealed by a biomedical survey
    4. Significant medical issues and biological reference values for giant pandas from the biomedical survey
    5. Life histories and behavioural traits as predictors of breeding status
    6. Nutrition and dietary husbandry
    7. Male reproductive biology in giant pandas in breeding programmes in China
    8. Endocrinology of the giant panda and application of hormone technology to species management
    9. The value and significance of vaginal cytology
    10. Parentage assessment among captive giant pandas in China
    11. The science of behavioural management: creating biologically relevant living environments in captivity
    12. Evaluating stress and well-being in the giant panda: a system for monitoring
    13. The neonatal giant panda: hand-rearing and medical management
    14. Consequences of early rearing on socialization and social competence of the giant panda
    15. Medical management of captive adult and geriatric giant pandas
    16. Diseases and pathology of giant pandas
    17. Ultrasonography to assess and enhance health and reproduction in the giant panda
    18. Gastrointestinal endoscopy in the giant panda
    19. Historical perspective of breeding giant pandas ex situ in China and high priorities for the future
    20. Role and efficiency of artificial insemination and genome resource banking
    21. Analysis of demographic and genetic trends for developing a captive breeding masterplan for the giant panda
    22. Partnerships and capacity building for securing giant pandas ex situ and in situ: how zoos are contributing to conservation.

  • Editors

    David E. Wildt, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington DC

    Anju Zhang, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

    Hemin Zhang, Wildlife Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas

    Donald L. Janssen, Zoological Society of San Diego

    Susie Ellis, Conservation Breeding Specialist Group

    Contributors

    Susie Ellis, Wenshi Pan, Zhong Xie, David Wildt, Anju Zhang, Hemin Zhang, Don Janssen, Mark Edwards, JoGayle Howard, Guangxin He, Jianqiu Yu, Guiquan Zhong, Rongping Wei, Eric Miler, Meg Sutherland-Smith, Desheng Li, Cheng Lin Zhang, Lyndsay G. Phillips, Daming Hu, Chunxiang Rongping Tang, Rebecca Snyder, Wei Zhong, Mabel Lam, Robert Sims, Xuanzhen Liu, Zhihe Zhang, Yan Huang, Meijia Zhang, Rong Hou, Zhiyong Ye, Guanghan Li, Jinguo Zhang, Shiqiang Huang, Rebecca Spindler, Karen J. Steinman, Steven L. Monfort, Laura McGeehan, David C. Kersey, Fernando Gual-Sil, Pengyan Wang, Tatsuko Nakao, Nancy M. Czekala, Barbara S. Durrant, Mary Ann Olson, Autumn Anderson, Shan Sun, Fujun Shen, Ya-Ping Zhang, Oliver A. Ryder, Stephen J. O'Brien, Ronald S. Swaisgood, Xiaoping Zhou, Megan A. Owen, Nathalie Mauroo, Kathy Hawk, Jason C. L. Tang, Janet Hawes, Chunxiang Tang, Daming Hu, Mollie A. Bloomsmith, Terry L. Maple, Patrick Morris, Mark Greenberg, Lucy Spelman, I. Kati Loeffler, Richard J. Montali, Bruce Rideout, Thomas B. Hildebrandt, Janine L. Brown, Frank Goritz, Andreas Ochs, Thomas W. Baker, Chengdong Wang, Rong Hou, Li Lou, Lisong Fei, Qiang Wang, Rong Hou, Jishan Wang, Rita McManamon, Pengyan Wang, Barbara Durrant, Jonathan D. Ballou, Phillip S. Miller, Shiquiang Huang, Shan Sun, Victor David, Stephen J. O'Brien, Kathy Traylor-Holzer, U. S. Seal, Xiaoping Lu

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