List of Publications by Wildlife S.O.S
1. DANCING BEARS OF INDIA** (Published in August 1997)
By Geeta Seshamani & Kartick Satyanarayan (Co-founders, Wildlife S.O.S)

Important Disclaimer: Though this Study was funded by WSPA, WSPA has NEVER supported any of Wildlife S.O.S’s Bear Rescue Centres, Dancing Bear
Rescue Projects or Kalandar Community Rehabilitation Projects.

 

**Wildlife S.O.S’s work in the field of Dancing Bear Rescue, Rehabilitation and Kalandar Community Rehabilitation is supported by International Partner groups, namely International Animal Rescue, UK; Free the Bears, Australia; One Voice Association, France; Humane Society International, Australia and contributions from supporters like you!

2. TRADE IN BEARS AND THEIR PARTS IN INDIA: THREATS TO CONSERVATION OF BEARS

By: Brij Kishor Gupta, R. Singh, Kartick Satyanarayan (Co-founder, Wildlife S.O.S) and Geeta Seshamani (Co-founder, Wildlife S.O.S)

Presented at and Published in ‘PROCEEDINGS of the FOURTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE TRADE IN BEAR PARTS’, Held at Nagano, Japan on October 4th, 2006.

3. GALL BLADDER IN THE STATE OF UTTARAKHAND, INDIA (A STUDY DONE IN YEAR 2006 BY WILDLIFE S.O.S)

Paper Presented at Student Conference on Conservation Science, held at University of Cambridge, 25-27th March 2008
Abstract: The Himalayan Black Bear, Ursus thibetinus inhabits the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh and West Bengal in India. A questionnaire survey was conducted in thirty villages of Uttarakhand. The extent of trade in bear gall bladder, community involved in the trade, poaching affected areas, trade routes and price of the products in Indian market were evaluated in this Wildlife S.O.S Study. The market price of Bear gall bladder ranges from Rs 2500 to Rs 4000 per 10 gm. Bhutia tribes were identified as main poachers. 22 Bhutia settlements were reported in the state, out of which six were involved in the trade. The three major trade centers were Shimla, Chandigarh and Delhi from where traders transported to China through Indo‐Nepal Border or Indo‐Tibet Border. We suggested an education and awareness programme targeting the tribes involved in this trade and creation of Anti‐Poaching Teams.

4. CONSERVATION AND SCIENCE: HUMAN-LEOPARD CONFLICT STUDY IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA

Presented by Wildlife S.O.S’s Field Biologist Mr. Usham Singh at the 22nd Annual Meeting, Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), USA held in July 2008

5. WORKING WITH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES: WILDLIFE CRIME ENFORCEMENT, WILDLIFE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION
Presented by Kartick Satyanarayan, Co-founder, Wildlife S.O.S on 28th August, 2008 at Asia for Animals Conference 2008, held at Bali, Indonesia.

6. DENTAL DISEASES IN SLOTH BEARS AND TIGERS AND THEIR TREATMENT

* Presented by Dr. Arun A. Sha, Veterinary Officer, Wildlife S.O.S on 29th August, 2008 at Asia for Animals Conference 2008, held at Bali, Indonesia.

The work presented is a combined effort of the Wildlife S.O.S veterinary team along with the team from International Animal Rescue, namely Dr. Lisa Milella, Dr. Paul Cassar, Dr. Jonathan Cracknell.

Wildlife S.O.S Field Reports by our team of Field Biologists:

1. Ecology of Big Carnivores and Conflict Studies in Sanapur Community Reserve-A Technical Report (2007)
2. Investigation on Human-Leopard Conflict in Jammu and Kashmir (2007)
3. Investigation on Human-Black Bear Conflict in Jammu and Kashmir (2007)
4. Asiatic black bear: Conflict and its management in Jammu and Kashmir (2007)
5. Status, Distribution threats to wildlife in Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary (2006)

Wildlife S.O.S Veterinary Research Publications:
List of Paper/Poster Presentations and Scientific Publications to the credit of Wildlife S.O.S’s team of Veterinary Doctors posted at our different Rescue Centers run in collaboration with respective State Forest Departments across the country.

1. UNILATERAL SCROTAL HERNIA IN A RESCUED SLOTH BEAR (Melursus ursinus) *Presented by Dr.Ilayaraja at BIERZS 2007, 24th – 26th August 2007 held at Pomona, California, USA

2. GIGANTIFORM CEMENTOMA IN A RESCED SLOTH BEAR (Melursus ursinus)
*Presented by Dr.Ilayaraja at BIERZS 2007, 24th – 26th August 2007 held at Pomona, California, USA

3. PARAPHIMOSIS-INDUCED BALANOPOSTHITIS IN A WILD CAUGHT CAPTIVE SLOTH BEAR
*Published in Zoos’ Print Journal

4. CANDIDIASIS IN A RESCUED SLOTH BEAR CUB
By: Arun, A.Sha., Kajal Kumar Jadav, Ilayaraja.S 2006.

*Presented in International Conference on Advanced Veterinary Practice in Medicine and Surgery – Augmenting health and Production, 21 -25 June, 2006, held at Chennai.

5. TUBERCULOSIS AS A PRIMARY CAUSE OF DEATH IN SLOTH BEARS
By: A. Sha. Arun and M. Jai Anandh

6. MANAGEMENT OF GUNSHOT WOUND IN A SLOTH BEAR – A CASE REPORT
By: A.Sha.Arun, M.Jai Anandh, Alok Das, R.K.Samantaray and Indramani Nath

*Presented in International Congress on Advanced in Zoo and Wild Animals Health and Management and Symposium on Impact of Diseases on Conservation of Wild Animals, April 26 – 27, 2007, held at Jammu.

7. CASTRATION OF RESCUED ‘DANCING’ SLOTH BEARS
*Abstract accepted for oral presentation in 2nd International symposium of Veterinary Surgery held in April 21st to 24th 2008, in Kerman, Iran.

8. ACUTE RENAL FAILURE IN A SIBERIAN TIGER
By: A. Sha. Arun, G. K. Vishwanath and Rupa Satish

*Presented in International Congress on Advanced in Zoo and Wild Animals Health and Management and Symposium on Impact of Diseases on Conservation of Wild Animals, April 26 – 27, 2007, held at Jammu.

9. INCIDENCE AND MANAGEMENT OF PERIEPICAL ABSCESS DUE TO CHRONIC INFECTION IN TEETH IN SLOTH BEARS
By: Arun. A.Sha, Kajal Kumar Jadav, Ilayaraja.S

*Presented in International Congress on Advanced in Zoo and Wild Animals Health and Management and Symposium on Impact of Diseases on Conservation of Wild Animals, April 26 – 27, 2007, held at Jammu.

10. AN OVERVIEW AND APPLICATION OF DENTISTRY IN VETERINARY PRACTICE
By: Arun. A.Sha, Kajal Kumar Jadav, Ilayaraja.S

*Abstract accepted for oral presentation in 2nd International symposium of Veterinary Surgery held in April 21st to 24th 2008, in Kerman, Iran.

11. KARYOTYPIC PROFILE OF INDIAN SLOTH BEARS (MELURSUS URSINUS)
By: Jadav KK, Arun AS, Illayaraja S

Abstract accepted for 16th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BEAR RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT, SEPT. 27th – OCT. 1st 2005, RIVA DEL GARDA – TRENTINO – ITALY

12. HEMATOLOGY AND SERUM CHEMISTRY OF SLOTH BEARS FROM TWO LOCATIONS IN THE INDIAN PENINSULA
By Attur Shanmugam Arun, Kajal Kumar Jadav, Selvaraj Illayaraja, and Vimal Selvaraj.

* Presented at 18th International Conference on Bear Research & Management, November 4-11, 2007, held at Monterrey, Nuevo León, México,

13. AURICULAR HAEMATOMA IN RESCUED DANCING SLOTH BEAR (Melursus ursinus)
By: Kajal Kumar Jadav, Arun. A.Sha, Ilayaraja.S.

* Presented in International Congress on Advanced in Zoo and Wild Animals Health and Management and Symposium on Impact of Diseases on Conservation of Wild Animals, April 26 – 27, 2007, held at Jammu.

14. COMBINATION OF TILETAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE AND ZOLAZEPAM HYDROCHLORIDE FOR BALANCED ANESTHESIA IN ASIATIC BLACK BEAR (Selenarctos thibetanus)
By: Arun. A.Sha., V.Srinivas, K.K.Jadav, Ilayaraja and Rajesh

15. PROCTITIS IN A SLOTH BEAR (Melursus ursinus) – A Case Report
By Arun. A.Sha. and Rajesh

16. Hematology of Sloth Bears (Melursus ursinus ursinus) from two locations in India
By: Arun Attur Shanmugam, Jadav Kajal Kumar, Illayaraja Selvaraj and Vimal Selvaraj

* Published in Journal of Wildlife Diseases, April 2008.

17. HAND RAISING CAPTIVE SLOTH BEAR CUBS
By: Attur Shanmugam Arun, Kajal Kumar Jadav, Selvaraj Illayaraja, Vimal Selvaraj

* Paper presented in BIERZS 2007, Bear Information Exchange for Rehabilitators, Zoos &

Sanctuaries, 24th – 26th August 2007, Pomona, CA.

18. HEALTH ISSUES IN CAPTIVE SLOTH BEARS IN INDIA SACTUARIES: GIGANTIFORM CEMENTOMA AND UNILATERAL SCROTAL HERNIAS.
By: Attur Shanmugam Arun, Kajal Kumar Jadav, Selvaraj Illayaraja, Vimal Selvaraj

* Paper presented in BIERZS 2007, Bear Information Exchange for Rehabilitators, Zoos &

Sanctuaries, 24th – 26th August 2007, Pomona, CA.

19. CANINE TOOTH EXTRACTION IN A RESCUED CAPTIVE SLOTH BEAR
By: Ilayaraja.S, Arun. A.Sha., Kajal Kumar Jadav (2006)

* Presented in International Conference on Advanced Veterinary Practice in Medicine and Surgery – Augmenting health and Production, 21 -25 June,2006, held at Chennai.

20. INCIDANCE OF CATARACT IN RESCUED DANCING SLOTH BEARS (Melursus ursinus)
By: ARUN. A.SHA., KAJAL KUMAR JADAV, ILAYARAJA.S

* Presented in National Seminar on Advances in management and diseases of wild animals during 20th -21st June 2008 at Veterinary College, Bangalore.

21.
IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR FAECAL SAMPLE ANALYSIS IN CAPTIVE WILD ANIMALS, COMPARITIVE GROWTH RATE OF SLOTH BEAR CUBS IN CAPTIVITY
By: V.DIVYA, ARUN.A.SHA, M.VEERASELVAM

* Presented in National Seminar on Advances in management and diseases of wild animals during 20th -21st June 2008 at Veterinary College, Bangalore.

22. COMPARISON OF TWO ANESTHETICS FOR CHEMICAL IMMOBILIZATION OF HIMALAYAN BLACK BEARS (Selenarctos thibetanus)
By:Arun. A.Sha, Kajal Kumar Jadav, Ilayaraja.S, Veeraselvam.M, Rajesh.N.V

* Presented in National Seminar on Advances in management and diseases of wild animals during 20th -21st June 2008 at Veterinary College, Bangalore.

23. COMPARITIVE GROWTH RATE OF SLOTH BEAR (Melursus ursinus) CUBS IN CAPTIVITY=
By: Arun. A.Sha., Kajal Kumar Jadav, Ilayaraja.S

* Presented in National Seminar on Advances in management and diseases of wild animals during 20th -21st June 2008 at Veterinary College, Bangalore.

24. DIAGNOSIS OF Mycobacterium bovis IN CAPTIVESLOTH BEARS (Melursus ursinus) BY POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION
By: M.VEERASELVAM, N.V.RAJESH, R.SRIDHAR, ARUN.A.SHA, K.K.JADAV, S.ILAYARAJA, V.DIVYA

Presented in National Seminar on Advances in management and diseases of wild animals during 20th -21st June 2008 at Veterinary College, Bangalore.

25. ONYCHECTOMY IN CAPTIVE SLOTH BEAR (Melursus ursinus)-A CASE REPORT
By: ILAYARAJA.S, M.VEERASELVAM, ARUN.A.SHA, K.K.JADAV, V.DIVYA, N.V.RAJESH

* Presented in National Seminar on Advances in management and diseases of wild animals during 20th -21st June 2008 at Veterinary College, Bangalore.