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Re: Zebra

Unread post by Mike1916 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:04 pm

Here is one of my fav pic of a zebra! :D

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Jus another pic i found amongst this years pics! :D

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Unread post by bishop3006 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:12 pm

P@M,

Saw this interesting photo on the elongated hooves of the zebra mare.

p@m wrote:We saw this zebra mare with a stallion in close attendance on the H10 some way before Nkumbi in Sept. Anyone else seen one with such overgrown hooves and any idea if it is laminitis ?
She was really battling to walk and lay down quite often.....


Can't think that I've really read about it in zebra, but it basically is for the same reason as you clip your toenails. They grow. Normally wild animals walking around on hard ground wear them off, but sometimes you'll find that they simply don't wear off, especially if the animal keeps to softer ground than would normally be the case. I've read about this often for eland especially, and I've seen it with sheep on the farm as well. Can't say I've ever heard of it in zebra though. But then, if it can happen with eland I guess it can happen with zebra.
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Re: Zebra

Unread post by Spotted Cat » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:56 pm

Kruger holiday September 2008 - near Duke water hole .... quite the guy!

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Re: Zebra

Unread post by Jock » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:44 am

I just love taking pictures of zebra so here are a few of my favourites:

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Re: Zebra

Unread post by Nico » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:02 pm

Zebra fight in KrugerPark. :shock:

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Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:19 pm

Thanks for sharing Nico. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Zebra

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:01 pm

An umbilical hernia can be seen quite clearly on the one Zebra.
Seen in Kruger in Feb this year.

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Re: Zebra

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:16 pm

Mike1916 wrote:Very interesting, perhaps some more info on this condition for interest sake(well actually i have no clue how this hernia occurs) :clap:


Mike, in our TR this is what Jock had to say on the condition.

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ps Ask Jock please, when you speak .......would the Zebbie with the hernia be in pain?and would he/she be in trouble later on?


Hi Dotty, Elsa has asked me to come and answer your questions and since the horses in hospital seem to be doing well, I have some time before my midnight treatments need to be done.

Many animals get an umbilical hernia which is where the umbilicus enters the abdominal cavity. This happens when the umbilicus dies off and the surrounding abdonimal wall does not close correctly. However, this zebra appears to have the lump further forward so this hernia could have been created by a weakness in the wall or a tear. The only danger with a hernia is if intestines loop into the hernia and then become intrapped. I think if the zebra was in any pain his/her condition would not be so good as animals in pain will often not do as well. Of course the above statement is in MHO and if anyone else has something to say on the matter, I would love to hear it.
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Re: Zebra

Unread post by Mike1916 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:21 pm

Mmm thanks elsa very interesting to find out! :D
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Re: Zebra

Unread post by Jane » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:40 pm

I just love Zebra and taking pics of them. They are so handsome and the patterns and manes they have are really attractive

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Re: Zebra

Unread post by Tom124 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:50 pm

Any fans of zebra foals on the forum?
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Re: Zebra

Unread post by oddesy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:51 am

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Re: Zebra

Unread post by Yoda » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:35 pm

Hi,

I see on the list of mammals of Karoo National Park, that both Burchells and Moutain zebra are found there.

Would there be the possibility that they interbreed creating genetically useless hybrids?

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Re: Zebra

Unread post by Richprins » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:31 pm

Yes, they could, and yes, they would be unreproductive!

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Wildebeest and Zebras

Unread post by ice » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:56 pm

truth or myth?!

a lot of guides tell you that zebras and gnus often graze in one herds because gnus have poor eyesight but great hearing abilities while zebras have good eyes but poor ears...has that ever been scientifically proven?

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