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  • Icon of Amphibian Action Plans Amphibian Action Plans (15 files)
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  • Icon of Amphibians in the Classroom or at Home Amphibians in the Classroom or at Home (4 files)
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  • Icon of Document Templates Document Templates (5 files)
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  • Icon of Enclosures Enclosures (6 files)
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  • Icon of Feeding and Nutrition Feeding and Nutrition (22 files)
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  • Icon of General Husbandry Documents General Husbandry Documents (14 files)
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  • Icon of Health Health (50 files)
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  • Icon of Light and UV Light and UV (10 files)
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  • Icon of Population Management Population Management (7 files)
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  • Icon of Program development Program development (2 files)
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  • Icon of Rearing Rearing (3 files)
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  • Icon of Reintroduction Reintroduction (3 files)
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  • Icon of Reproduction Reproduction (4 files)
    • Icon of Applied reproductive technologies and genetic resource banking for amphibian conservation Applied reproductive technologies and genetic resource banking for amphibian conservation (540.2 KB)
      As amphibian populations continue to decline, both government and non-government organisations are establishing captive assurance colonies to secure populations deemed at risk of extinction if left in the wild. For the most part, little is known about the nutritional ecology, reproductive biology or husbandry needs of the animals placed into captive breeding programs. Academic and zoo scientists are beginning to examine different technologies for maintaining the genetic diversity of founder populations brought out of the wild before the animals become extinct from rapidly spreading epizootic diseases. One such technology is genetic resource banking and applied reproductive technologies for species that are difficult to reproduce reliably in captivity.
      Author:Andrew J. Kouba, and Carrie K. Vance
      Version:Reproduction, Fertility and Development , 2009, 21 , 719–737
      Language:English

    • Icon of Hormonal induction of spawning in 4 species of frogs by coinjection with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist and a dopamine antagonist Hormonal induction of spawning in 4 species of frogs by coinjection with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist and a dopamine antagonist (686.1 KB)
      It is well known that many anurans do not reproduce easily in captivity. Some methods are based on administration of mammalian hormones such as human chorionic gonadotropin, which are not effective in many frogs. There is a need for simple, cost-effective alternative techniques to induce spawning. Our approach offers some advantages over other hormonally-based techniques. Both sexes are injected only once and at the same time, reducing handling stress. AMPHIPLEX is a new reproductive management tool for captive breeding in Anura.
      Author:Vance L Trudeau, Gustavo M Somoza, Guillermo S Natale, Bruce Pauli, Jacqui Wignall, Paula Jackman, Ken Doe and Fredrick W Schueler
      Version:Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2010, 8 :36
      Language:English

    • Icon of Hormonal Induction of Spermiation, Courting Behavior and Spawning in the Southern Bell Frog, Litoria raniformis Hormonal Induction of Spermiation, Courting Behavior and Spawning in the Southern Bell Frog, Litoria raniformis (138.8 KB)
      We trialled the efficacy of various exogenous hormones to induce spermiation, courtship behavior, and spawning in the ‘‘endangered’’ southern bell frog, Litoria raniformis. This and earlier studies indicate that in the efficacy of hormonal induction in amphibians varies between taxa, hormones, and genders.
      Author:Reinier M. Mann, Ross V. Hyne, and Catherine B. Choung
      Version:Zoo Biology 29:774–782 (2010)
      Language:English

    • Icon of Reproduction and Larval Rearing of Amphibians Reproduction and Larval Rearing of Amphibians (593.1 KB)
      Reproduction technologies for amphibians are increasingly used for the in vitro treatment of ovulation, spermiation, oocytes, eggs, sperm, and larvae. Recent advances in reproduction technologies for amphibians include improved hormonal induction of oocytes and sperm, storage of sperm and oocytes, artificial fertilization, and high-density rearing of larvae to metamorphosis. In both research and captive breeding programs, it is necessary to provide suitable conditions for the rearing of large numbers of a diverse range of species. Compared with traditional systems, the raising of larvae at high densities has the potential to produce these large numbers of larvae in smaller spaces and to reduce costs.
      Author:Robert K. Browne and Kevin Zippel
      Version:ILAR Journal, Volume 48, Number 3 2007
      Language:English

  • Icon of Taxon-specific Husbandry Taxon-specific Husbandry (30 files)
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  • Icon of Taxon-specific Management Plans Taxon-specific Management Plans (16 files)
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  • Icon of Water and Water Quality Water and Water Quality (6 files)
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  • Icon of Workshop presentations Workshop presentations (18 files)
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