Tierra Smiley Evans

Tierra Smiley Evans

Davis

University of California, Davis

Assistant Researcher

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Published on Feb 05, 2020

Myanmar Elephant Healthcare Workshop

We have an exciting training experience planned in Myanmar February 16th - 18th. We have elephant experts from the Myanmar Timber Enterprise, University of California Davis, The Houston Zoo, The Or...

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Published on Jan 15, 2020

Myanmar Elephant Healthcare Workshop

Plans are underway for our upcoming Myanmar elephant healthcare workshop which will take place February 16 - 18th at the Myanmar Elephant Hospital. With generous contributions of staff expertise fr...

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Published on Jan 07, 2020

In the last few months, we’ve been busy sharing the results of the first phase of our project with the EEHV community – so we wanted to give you an update too! 

In the last few months, we’ve been busy sharing the results of the first phase of our project with the EEHV community – so we wanted to give you an update too! We submitted our paper, “Non-invasive...

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Published on Sep 08, 2018

We've added a stretch goal!

Thank you to all of our generous contributors! Today we reached our initial funding goal to cover the costs of laboratory reagents for our study! We are still hoping to be in the running for the W...

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Published on Sep 05, 2018

The most recent confirmed case of EEHV was reported on September 3, 2018 at the Taronga Zoo. Eight year old Tukta had become lethargic and was not eating Monday morning. Sadly, as is frequently the case with EEHV cases in young elephants, by the time...

The most recent confirmed case of EEHV was reported on September 3, 2018 at the Taronga Zoo. Eight year old Tukta had become lethargic and was not eating Monday morning. Sadly, as is frequently the...

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Published on Aug 24, 2018

Sample collection for our pilot study at the Houston Zoo was a team effort!  This required the collaboration of the project coordinators, Alison, Tierra, Christine, and Kirsten, with the elephant keeper team and the veterinary team at the Houston Zoo...

Sample collection for our pilot study at the Houston Zoo was a team effort!  This required the collaboration of the project coordinators, Alison, Tierra, Christine, and Kirsten, with the elephant k...

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Thank you to everyone for supporting our project. We met and exceeded our goals and are now successfully funded for this phase of our project. Thank you!
Sep 25, 2018
Development of non-invasive diagnostics for endotheliotropic herpesvirus in free-ranging Asian elephants
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