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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

Franklin, Ashley D., Crosier, Adrienne E., Vansandt, Lindsey M., Mattson, Elliot and Xiao, Zhengguo. Induction of Cytokine Production in Cheetah (Acinonyx Jubatus) Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells and Validation of Feline-Specific Cytokine Assays for Analysis of Cheetah Serum, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 46 (2) 306-313. 2015.

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.

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