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Determination Of Physiological Variables Related To Physical Activity In Bottlenose Dolphins Under Human Care And Jumping Horses During A Training Session

Characterization Of Anterior Segment Ophthalmologic Lesions Identified In Free-Ranging Dolphins And Those Under Human Care

Marine Mammal Programs Connect People With The Oceans And Provide Valuable Scientific Information That Helps Wild Populations

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Determination Of Physiological Variables Related To Physical Activity In Bottlenose Dolphins Under Human Care And Jumping Horses During A Training Session

Determination Of Physiological Variables Related To Physical Activity In Bottlenose Dolphins Under Human Care And Jumping Horses During A Training Session

In order to know if there are pathologic changes in physiological variables related to exercise for a period of time this research shows the results of two parallel studies: The first one in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) during interactive programs with humans and the second in jumping horses (Equus ferus) during a training session in Mexico in a comparable method between species performing activities with humans.

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Marine Mammal Programs Connect People With The Oceans And Provide Valuable Scientific Information That Helps Wild Populations

Marine Mammal Programs Connect People With The Oceans And Provide Valuable Scientific Information That Helps Wild Populations

For generations, dolphins have evoked mystery, fascination, and wonder about the oceans. The 1940’s marked the beginning of changing attitudes towards dolphins when Marineland in St. Augustine Florida began to display dolphins and their behavior to the general public ... More »

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Characterization Of Anterior Segment Ophthalmologic Lesions Identified In Free-Ranging Dolphins And Those Under Human Care

Characterization Of Anterior Segment Ophthalmologic Lesions Identified In Free-Ranging Dolphins And Those Under Human Care

Cetaceans in the wild and under human care develop a variety of ocular lesions. Although they have echolocation, cetacean species have good sight, making ocular health an important part of overall health care. The cornea is the primary site of abnormalities in both populations ... More »

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President's Corner

President's Corner

This past spring, the board and I asked president-elect Kelly Flaherty Clark to lead an ad hoc committee to explore the best options and to implement a plan to provide what relief IMATA could to its members affected by those three storms, as well as, to any other zoological professional employed by any zoological facility impacted by Harvey, Irma or Maria, even if those persons were not IMATA members at the time ... More »

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Regional Workshop Reports

Regional Workshop Reports

A recap of the Northeast Regional Workshop at Long Island Aquarium, Southwest Regional Workshop at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and Midwest Regional Workshop at the Minnesota Zoo.

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Election Results for the 2019-2021 Board of Directors

Election Results for the 2019-2021 Board of Directors

This year’s nominees for office comprise of an outstanding group of animal professionals, eager to provide their expertise to IMATA’s future. Introducing your 2019-2021 Board of Directors.

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Regional Reports

Regional Reports

Keep up on news from IMATA members around the world with reports submitted for publication on 17 July 2018.

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Notices and Announcements

Notices and Announcements

Information on upcoming workshops, seminars, conferences, and more

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Off The Shelf

Off The Shelf

Book Review: Tales of an African Vet, by Dr. Roy Aronson

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Conservation Briefs

Conservation Briefs

Human Interactions Are Disturbing Spinner Dolphins In Egypt – Rapidly Growing Antarctic Humpback Whale Populations – Plastics Invading All Depths Of The Ocean

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President's Corner

A few words from IMATA's President, Grey Stafford.

IMATA Board and Committees

Board Members and Committees at the time of this issue

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Regional Workshop Reports

A recap of three recent Regional Workshops

Election Results for the 2019-2021 Board of Directors

Introducing your 2019-2021 Board of Directors.

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Regional Reports

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Notices and Announcements

Information on upcoming workshops, seminars, conferences, and more

Off The Shelf

Book Review: Tales of an African Vet

Conservation Briefs

Features conservation tidbits from around the world

Animal Facts

Whale Shark

Scientific name: Rhincodon typus

Green Conservation

Toxic Chemicals

Dioxin can contaminate air, soil and water and enters the human food supply by bioaccumulating in the fat of fish, seabirds and mammals as it travels up the food chain. (“EPA Links Dioxin To Cancer: Risk Estimate Raised Tenfold”)