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Adrienne Crosier

Biologist / Animal Care Sciences

Research Focus

Developing and utilizing assisted reproductive technologies for improved cheetah reproduction. Understanding management-based causes of infertility in captive-held cheetahs. Improving cheetah management and health for more efficient reproduction. Evaluating the comparative reproduction of captive-held and wild cheetahs.

Most Recent Publications

Brickner, Katrina M., Grenier, Martin B., Crosier, Adrienne E. and Pauli, Jonathan N. Foraging plasticity in a highly specialized carnivore, the endangered black-footed ferret, Biological Conservation, 169 1-5. 2014.

Dehnhard, M., Finkenwirth, C., Crosier, Adrienne E., Penfold, Linda M., Ringleb, J. and Jewgenow, K. Using PGFM (13, 14-dihydro-15-keto-prostaglandin F2a) as a non-invasive pregnancy marker for felids, Theriogenology, 77 (6) 1088-1099. 2012.

Stewart, Rosemary A., Pelican, Katharine M., Crosier, Adrienne E., Pukazhenthi, Budhan S., Wildt, David E., Ottinger, Mary Ann and Howard, JoGayle. Oral Progestin Priming Increases Ovarian Sensitivity to Gonadotropin Stimulation and Improves Luteal Function in the Cat, Biology of reproduction, 87 (6) 137. 2012.

Terrell, Kimberly A., Wildt, David E., Anthony, Nicola M., Bavister, Barry D., Leibo, S. P., Penfold, Linda M., Marker, Laurie L. and Crosier, Adrienne E. Different patterns of metabolic cryo-damage in domestic cat (Felis catus) and cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) spermatozoa, Cryobiology, 64 (2) 110-117. 2012.

Crosier, Adrienne E., Comizzoli, Pierre, Baker, Tomas, Davidson, Autumn, Munson, Linda, Howard, JoGayle, Marker, Laurie L. and Wildt, David E. Increasing Age Influences Uterine Integrity, but Not Ovarian Function or Oocyte Quality in the Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), Biology of reproduction, 85 (2) 243-253. 2011.

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