Journal article

Luteogenesis during the estrous cycle in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)

Imke Lueders, Cheryl Niemuller, Charlie Gray, Peter Rich, Thomas B Hildebrandt


University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, 2007) and the International Elephant Foundation (IEF, 2008).This project would not have been possible without the endless patience of the veterinarians and elephant staff for the regular ultrasound of their elephants namely at the African Lion Safari, CA (Mark Matassa), Whipsnade Zoo, UK (Dr Tim Bouts, Lee Sambrook), and Twycross Zoo, UK (Dr Nic Masters, Susanne Baeumler). Furthermore, we wish to thank for the support of the followings: Dr Frank Goritz, Dr Robert Hermes (IZW, Berlin), and Dr Walter Elger as well as all participating zoological facilities, especially Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, Hannover Zoo and Leipzig Zoo (Germany), Woburn Zoo (UK), Perth Zoo and Melbourne Zoo (Australia), and Usti Zoo (CZ). For the LH assay, we acknowledge Quidel Corporation, San Diego, CA, USA and Prof. Janet F Roser, University of California, Davis, CA, USA.