Research Publications
Publications & Research Reports Below is a list of published research findings that have involved either staff members of Cheetah Outreach, or has been conducted in collaboration with Cheetah Outreach by independent researchers (e.g. through the use of our facilities or study of our animals).  The articles are listed in chronological order.
1. Whitehouse-Tedd, K.M., Lefebvre, S.L., Janssens, G.P.J. (2015). Dietary factors associated with faecal consistency and other indicators of gastrointestinal health in the captive cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus). PLoS One. 10(4): e0120903. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120903. 2. Leijenaar, S-L., Cilliers, D., Whitehouse-Tedd, K. (2015). Reduction in livestock losses following placement of Livestock Guarding Dogs and the impact of herd species and sex. Journal of Agriculture and Biodiversity Research. 4(1): 9-15. 3. Budd, J., Dierenfeld, E., Whitehouse-Tedd, K. (2015). Preliminary evaluation of the efficacy of Steadfast© joint supplement in captive exotic felids (Arabian leopard and cheetah). Journal of Applied Animal Nutrition. 3(e5): 1-4. 4. Gorst, V.M., Mitchell, K., Whitehouse-Tedd, K. (in press). An investigation into the influence of a period of starvation following gut loading on feeder invertebrate nutritional composition. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research. 5. Depauw, S., Delanghe, J., Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Kjelgaard-Hanse, M., Christensen, M., Tugirimana, P., Vercammen, P., Hesta, M., Janssens, G.P.J. (2014). Serum Protein Capillary Electrophoresis And Measurement Of Acute Phase Proteins In A Captive Cheetah Population. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(3): 497-506. 6. Laurense, T., Wettlaufer, D., Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Duchateau, M.J. (2014). Testing environmental enrichment methods in captive cheetahs: A case study. The Shape of Enrichment. 23(1&2): 12-14. 7. Depauw, S., Heilmann, R.M., Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Hesta, M., Steiner, J.M., Suchodolski, J.S., Janssens, G.P.J. (2014). Diet type affects the S100/calgranulin signature of the intestinal mucosal immune system in the captive cheetah. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research 2(2): 33 – 38. 8. Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Cave, N., Ugarte, C., Waldron, L., Prasain, J., Arabshahi, A., Barnes, S., Hendriks, W., Thomas, D. (2013). Comparison of plasma metabolites detected in cats following ingestion of two different forms of genistein and daidzein.  Journal of Animal Science. 91:1295-1306. 9. Rust R.A., Whitehouse-Tedd, K.M., MacMillan D.C. (2013).  Predator-friendly farming: Efficacy of livestock guarding dogs in South Africa.  Wildlife Society Bulletin. 37(3): early view. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.352 10. Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Cave, N.J., Ugarte, C.E.. Thomas, D.G. (2013). Preliminary investigation of the influence of long- term dietary isoflavone intake on puberty onset and oestrous cycles in domestic cats (Felis catus). Journal of Applied Animal Nutrition. 11. Depauw S, Hesta M, Whitehouse-Tedd K, Vanhaecke L, Janssens G.  (2013).  Animal fibre: The forgotten nutrient in strict carnivores? First insights in the cheetah. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. 97(1): 146-154. 12. Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Cave, N.J., Roe, W.D., Ugarte, C.E.. Thomas, D.G. (2013). Preliminary investigation of the influence of long-term dietary isoflavone intake on reproductive tract histology and sex steroid receptor expression in domestic cats (Felis catus). Journal of Applied Animal Nutrition. 1. e8. 13.     Depauw, S., Bosch, G., Hesta, M., Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Hendriks, W., Kaandorp, J., Janssens, G.  (2012).  Fermentation of animal components in strict carnivores: a comparative study with cheetah fecal inoculum. Journal of Animal Science. (doi: 10.2527/jas.2011-4377). 14. Depauw, S., Hesta, M., Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Shulz, J., Buyse, J., Janssens, G.P.J.  (2012).  Blood values of adult captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) fed either supplemented beef or whole rabbit carcasses.  Zoo Biology. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.20427. 15. Bell, K.M., Rutherfurd, S.M., Morton, R.H.  (2012). Growth rates and feed intake of hand-reared cheetah cubs in South Africa).  Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 96(2): 182 – 190. 16. Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Cave, N., Ugarte, C., Waldron, L., Prasain, J., Arabshahi, A., Barnes, S., Thomas, D.  (2011).  Preliminary investigation of the absorption, excretion and metabolism of genistein and daidzein in captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus).  Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 42(4): 658 – 670. 17. Wettlaufer D.C. (2011). Bloodsicle on a Bungee Feeder for Caracals. The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). http://www.cheetah.co.za/images/more1.gif 18. Rust, N.,  (2011). Predator-friendly farming: determingin the efficacy of Cheetah Outreach’s livestock guarding dog programme to limit depredations on South African farms. MSc thesis. University of Kent (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology). 19. Bell, K.M., van Zyl, M., Ugarte, C.E., Hartman, A. (2011). Bilateral carpal valgus deformity in hand-reared cheetah cubs (Acinonyx jubatus).  Zoo Biology 30(2): 199 – 204. 20. Bell, K.M., Rutherfurd, S.M., Hendriks W.H.  (2010). Exposure of growing and adult cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) to dietary isoflavones – twenty years later.  Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 94: e329 – e338. 21. Bell, K.M., Rutherfurd, S.M., Cottam, Y., Hendriks W.H.  (2010). Evaluation of two milk replacers fed to hand-reared cheetah cubs (Acinonyx jubatus):  nutrient composition, apparent total tract digestibility, and comparison to maternal cheetah milk.  Zoo Biology 30(4): 412 - 426. 22. Marnewick, K., Beckhelling, A., Cilliers, D. Lane, E., Mills, G., Herring, K., Caldwell, P., Hall, R., Meintjes, S. (2007). The status of the cheetah in South Africa. CAT News Special Issue 3 – Cheetahs in Southern Africa. Pp. 22-31 23. Bell, K.M.,  Pearce, P.D., Ugarte, C.E., Hendriks, W.H.  (2006).  Preliminary investigation of the absorption of dietary isoflavones in the domestic cat (Felis catus).  Journal of Nutrition 136: 2004S – 2006S. 24. Burger B. V., Visser R, MosesR. et al. (2006). Elemental sulfur identified in urine of cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32: 1347-1352. http://www.cheetah.co.za/images/more1.gif 25. Bell, K.M., Rutherfurd, S.M., Hendriks, W.H. (2006).  The isoflavone content of commercially available feline diets in New Zealand.  The New Zealand Veterinary Journal 54(3): 103 – 108. 26. Glover, D. (2006). Environmental Education. The Evaluation of Environmental Learning Support Materials: A Case Study of the AAWARE Teacher’s Guide MSc thesis. University of Cape Town. 27. Beckhelling A. (2005).  Educating the African Nations.  Animal Keeper’s Forum: The Journal of the American Association of Zoo Keepers Inc.  July/August: 354 – 357. http://www.cheetah.co.za/images/more1.gif. 28. Bell, K.M. (2005). Morbidity and mortality in hand-reared cheetah cubs. Animal Keepers’ Forum: The Journal of the American Association of Zoo Keepers Inc. July/August: 306-314.
Research Publications
Publications & Research Reports Below is a list of published research findings that have involved either staff members of Cheetah Outreach, or has been conducted in collaboration with Cheetah Outreach by independent researchers (e.g. through the use of our facilities or study of our animals).  The articles are listed in chronological order.
1. Whitehouse-Tedd, K.M., Lefebvre, S.L., Janssens, G.P.J. (2015). Dietary factors associated with faecal consistency and other indicators of gastrointestinal health in the captive cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus). PLoS One. 10(4): e0120903. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120903. 2. Leijenaar, S-L., Cilliers, D., Whitehouse-Tedd, K. (2015). Reduction in livestock losses following placement of Livestock Guarding Dogs and the impact of herd species and sex. Journal of Agriculture and Biodiversity Research. 4(1): 9- 15. 3. Budd, J., Dierenfeld, E., Whitehouse-Tedd, K. (2015). Preliminary evaluation of the efficacy of Steadfast© joint supplement in captive exotic felids (Arabian leopard and cheetah). Journal of Applied Animal Nutrition. 3(e5): 1-4. 4. Gorst, V.M., Mitchell, K., Whitehouse-Tedd, K. (in press). An investigation into the influence of a period of starvation following gut loading on feeder invertebrate nutritional composition. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research. 5. Depauw, S., Delanghe, J., Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Kjelgaard-Hanse, M., Christensen, M., Tugirimana, P., Vercammen, P., Hesta, M., Janssens, G.P.J. (2014). Serum Protein Capillary Electrophoresis And Measurement Of Acute Phase Proteins In A Captive Cheetah Population. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(3): 497-506. 6. Laurense, T., Wettlaufer, D., Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Duchateau, M.J. (2014). Testing environmental enrichment methods in captive cheetahs: A case study. The Shape of Enrichment. 23(1&2): 12-14. 7. Depauw, S., Heilmann, R.M., Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Hesta, M., Steiner, J.M., Suchodolski, J.S., Janssens, G.P.J. (2014). Diet type affects the S100/calgranulin signature of the intestinal mucosal immune system in the captive cheetah. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research 2(2): 33 – 38. 8. Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Cave, N., Ugarte, C., Waldron, L., Prasain, J., Arabshahi, A., Barnes, S., Hendriks, W., Thomas, D. (2013). Comparison of plasma metabolites detected in cats following ingestion of two different forms of genistein and daidzein.  Journal of Animal Science. 91:1295- 1306. 9. Rust R.A., Whitehouse-Tedd, K.M., MacMillan D.C. (2013).  Predator-friendly farming: Efficacy of livestock guarding dogs in South Africa.  Wildlife Society Bulletin. 37(3): early view. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.352 10. Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Cave, N.J., Ugarte, C.E.. Thomas, D.G. (2013). Preliminary investigation of the influence of long-term dietary isoflavone intake on puberty onset and oestrous cycles in domestic cats (Felis catus). Journal of Applied Animal Nutrition. 11. Depauw S, Hesta M, Whitehouse-Tedd K, Vanhaecke L, Janssens G.  (2013).  Animal fibre: The forgotten nutrient in strict carnivores? First insights in the cheetah. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. 97(1): 146-154. 12. Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Cave, N.J., Roe, W.D., Ugarte, C.E.. Thomas, D.G. (2013). Preliminary investigation of the influence of long-term dietary isoflavone intake on reproductive tract histology and sex steroid receptor expression in domestic cats (Felis catus). Journal of Applied Animal Nutrition. 1. e8. 13.     Depauw, S., Bosch, G., Hesta, M., Whitehouse- Tedd, K., Hendriks, W., Kaandorp, J., Janssens, G.  (2012).  Fermentation of animal components in strict carnivores: a comparative study with cheetah fecal inoculum. Journal of Animal Science. (doi: 10.2527/jas.2011-4377). 14. Depauw, S., Hesta, M., Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Shulz, J., Buyse, J., Janssens, G.P.J.  (2012).  Blood values of adult captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) fed either supplemented beef or whole rabbit carcasses.  Zoo Biology. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.20427. 15. Bell, K.M., Rutherfurd, S.M., Morton, R.H.  (2012). Growth rates and feed intake of hand-reared cheetah cubs in South Africa).  Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 96(2): 182 – 190. 16. Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Cave, N., Ugarte, C., Waldron, L., Prasain, J., Arabshahi, A., Barnes, S., Thomas, D.  (2011).  Preliminary investigation of the absorption, excretion and metabolism of genistein and daidzein in captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus).  Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 42(4): 658 – 670. 17. Wettlaufer D.C. (2011). Bloodsicle on a Bungee Feeder for Caracals. The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). http://www.cheetah.co.za/images/more1.gif 18. Rust, N.,  (2011). Predator-friendly farming: determingin the efficacy of Cheetah Outreach’s livestock guarding dog programme to limit depredations on South African farms. MSc thesis. University of Kent (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology). 19. Bell, K.M., van Zyl, M., Ugarte, C.E., Hartman, A. (2011). Bilateral carpal valgus deformity in hand- reared cheetah cubs (Acinonyx jubatus).  Zoo Biology 30(2): 199 – 204. 20. Bell, K.M., Rutherfurd, S.M., Hendriks W.H.  (2010). Exposure of growing and adult cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) to dietary isoflavones – twenty years later.  Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 94: e329 – e338. 21. Bell, K.M., Rutherfurd, S.M., Cottam, Y., Hendriks W.H.  (2010). Evaluation of two milk replacers fed to hand-reared cheetah cubs (Acinonyx jubatus):  nutrient composition, apparent total tract digestibility, and comparison to maternal cheetah milk.  Zoo Biology 30(4): 412 - 426. 22. Marnewick, K., Beckhelling, A., Cilliers, D. Lane, E., Mills, G., Herring, K., Caldwell, P., Hall, R., Meintjes, S. (2007). The status of the cheetah in South Africa. CAT News Special Issue 3 – Cheetahs in Southern Africa. Pp. 22-31 23. Bell, K.M.,  Pearce, P.D., Ugarte, C.E., Hendriks, W.H.  (2006).  Preliminary investigation of the absorption of dietary isoflavones in the domestic cat (Felis catus).  Journal of Nutrition 136: 2004S – 2006S. 24. Burger B. V., Visser R, MosesR. et al. (2006). Elemental sulfur identified in urine of cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32: 1347-1352. http://www.cheetah.co.za/images/more1.gif 25. Bell, K.M., Rutherfurd, S.M., Hendriks, W.H. (2006).  The isoflavone content of commercially available feline diets in New Zealand.  The New Zealand Veterinary Journal 54(3): 103 – 108. 26. Glover, D. (2006). Environmental Education. The Evaluation of Environmental Learning Support Materials: A Case Study of the AAWARE Teacher’s Guide MSc thesis. University of Cape Town. 27. Beckhelling A. (2005).  Educating the African Nations.  Animal Keeper’s Forum: The Journal of the American Association of Zoo Keepers Inc.  July/August: 354 – 357. http://www.cheetah.co.za/images/more1.gif. 28. Bell, K.M. (2005). Morbidity and mortality in hand- reared cheetah cubs. Animal Keepers’ Forum: The Journal of the American Association of Zoo Keepers Inc. July/August: 306-314.
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