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Featured Patients: Kenya & Zig Zag


Two male Grant zebras, Kenya (6 years old) and Zig Zag (3 years old) owned by Mr. Don Miller of Spanaway, Wash., were recent patients in Washington State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Zig Zag was castrated by Dr. Lisa Pearson, and both Kenya and Zig Zag had their hooves trimmed. 

Testicular tissue was saved for analysis to determine if the gene expression in testicular tissue is similar to that of horses.




Thank you to all the students, faculty, and staff who cared for Kenya and Zig Zag

  • Drs. Lisa Pearson and Ahmed Tibary
  • Dr. Tammy Grubb, anesthesiologist
  • Dr. Alexis Campbell and Dr. Michela Ciccarelli, residents
  • Alicia Ewing, Logan Potts, Chelsea Farnsworth, and Eryn Zeugschmidt; senior students


The comparative theriogenology section of the teaching hospital offers reproductive services for domestic and wild animal species and has worked on reproductive issues in elk, Bactrian camels, dromedaries, zebras, and a giraffe and a rhinoceros.

Video by Bob Mitchell

Zebra Surgery




Last Edited: May 07, 2014 10:47 AM   

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