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The field of elasmobranch medicine is in its infancy, and there is a paucity of information on hematologic values 1–4 despite the growing need for veterinary care of captive sharks. Sites for collection of blood samples in sharks are typically

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E lasmobranchs, including shark and ray species, are commonly housed in zoos and aquariums, and in a review of diseases identified in elasmobranchs in human care, infectious and inflammatory states were the most prevalent conditions diagnosed. 1

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that can affect their health and are cause for concern during medical examinations, capture via fishing, and transportation. 1–4 In particular, transportation of pelagic sharks in the past has resulted in high rates of mortality and poor long

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E lasmobranchs are cartilaginous, aquatic vertebrates belonging to the Chondrichthyes class of fish. 1 Within the subclass Elasmobranchii, there are approximately 400 species of sharks and 500 species of rays, skates, and sawfish. 1 Given the

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postabsorptive accumulation of dietary GAGs in synovial fluid. Although it is possible that the DN stimulated proteoglycan degradation, currently available evidence does not support this hypothesis. Shark cartilage inhibits the expression and activity of matrix

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indomethacin iNOS Inducible nitric oxide synthase NO Nitric oxide NZGLM New Zealand green-lipped mussel PGE 2 Prostaglandin E 2 SKC Shark cartilage a. Sasha's EQ, Interpath Pty Ltd, Ballarat West, VIC, Australia. b. Property of Interpath Pty

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History Thirteen juvenile bonnethead sharks ( Sphyrna tiburo ) that had been wild caught off the Florida coast were taken to a public aquarium for quarantine. Bonnethead sharks, the smallest members of the hammerhead genus, have a

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/CEO of FUBU, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, and CEO of The Shark Group, who will speak about his “5 Shark Points: Fundamentals for success in business and life.” Our convention will also include an exhibit hall featuring more than 300 exhibitors offering

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drivers, an experience that is critical to cultivating an understanding of global health. On the most recent trip, students helped perform health assessments on whales, sharks, stingrays, and sea lions, with a particular emphasis on studying what might be

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expected to allow extended administration intervals. 10–14 Preliminary studies 15 involving horseshoe crabs and bamboo sharks have revealed that cefovecin persists in the bloodstream for extended periods, but those studies did not identify whether the

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