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dc.contributor.advisorSlater, Margaret
dc.creatorJacklitsch, Brenda Louise
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-15T00:14:50Z
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-16T02:22:35Z
dc.date.available2010-01-15T00:14:50Z
dc.date.available2010-01-16T02:22:35Z
dc.date.created2007-08
dc.date.issued2009-06-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-1930
dc.description.abstractA web-based and mail-out survey instrument was created to gather information on camelids in Texas. Information on management, nutrition, diseases, and reproductive problems was collected. The objectives of this research study were: (1) to establish prevalence of various diseases in alpaca and llama populations in Texas; (2) to evaluate association between potential management/nutrition risk factors and specific diseases/reproductive problems; (3) to determine how many camelids are kept in Texas and what their use is; (4) to determine possible disease clustering through spatial analysis. The survey results included 2,079 camelids on 125 farms within Texas. The top five camelid diseases in this sample were intestinal parasites, incisor overgrowth, mites, heat stress, and colic. Univariate analysis and multivariable modeling found associations between potential risk factors and these diseases.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectcameliden
dc.subjectllamaen
dc.subjectalpacaen
dc.subjectsurveyen
dc.titleTexas camelid health and management surveyen
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentVeterinary Integrative Biosciencesen
thesis.degree.disciplineEpidemiologyen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJensen, James
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNorby, Bo
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen
dc.type.materialtexten
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen


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