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We offer various types of documentation that may be needed for record keeping, insurance purposes, exportation etc.

 

For relocation and especially export, we offer a Veterinary Health Certificate on animals we have captured identifying the animals (eartags, microchips) and listing the treatment we have administered. Furthermore, we will state the health condition of the animals at the time of examination.

 

Following a post mortem examination we provide a Post Mortem Report describing our findings which may be submitted to an insurance company.

 

We can also provide ID cards for wild animals. This is mainly used when we immobilize animals and measure their horns and/or examine their pregnancy status. We certify the measurements/pregnancy status and provide photos taken during examination. This may then be used to follow the development of an animal, or to verify the animal in the case of buying/selling. Please ask us about ID cards for your specific job.

 

Articles 

 

To assist you in your work, we have created several PDF articles which are free to download. Click on the title or the image of the article, the article will open in a new screen, from where you can read and/or download it. If you prefer to receive one or more articles via email, let us know via mariska@wildlifevetsnamibia.com. We hope our articles are of interest to you!

 

Our capture procedure

Chemical immobilization of wildlife is an expensive and high-risk procedure that requires good preparation and awareness. This article explains our capture procedure. 

Change, the driver of feeding behaviour in (wild) animals

What influences feeding behaviour and food selection in animals? Knowledge about this process will help you to better understand and manage your game.

Rabies in Kudu and Eland: Implications to the game industry

Read more about this viral disease; how is it transmitted, what are the symptoms and how can you prevent a rabies outbreak on your farm? 

Pre-release boma

Releasing animals in a pre-release boma has many advantages, especially after a long travel time, or when being translocated in a big area. Read more about these bomas, and how to build them.

Anthrax in Wildlife

Read all about this infectious disease. How do animals (and people) get infected, what are the symptoms and how can you manage this disease? Anthrax can be deadly for people, if Anthrax is suspected, never open the carcass! 

Feeding wildlife in drought

Droughts can have devastating effects on man and animal. Supplementing game is not so easy as livestock. In this article we provide information on how to manage your wildlife population during a drought.

Newsletters 

 

Here you find our monthly newsletters with updates on our work, summaries of our articles and other information. Click on the title or the image of the article, the newsletter will open in a new screen, from where you can read and/or download it. If you would like to receive our newsletters per email, sent an email to mariska@wildlifevetsnamibia.com and we put you on our email-list.

 

December 2017 In this newsletter you can read more about our DRC adventure, the courses that we present, and our new assistant Mariska introduces herself.

May 2018 In this newsletter we give more info on rabies in Namibia. How can you protect your animals from getting infected? You can also read more about our new Wildlife Vets Namibia game dealers license, and about our latest DRC trip.

July 2018 In this newsletter you can read about hoof care and our ultrasound machine. We also go deeper into our capture procedure, why do we do certain things? We hope this gives a better understanding about the logic behind our actions.

September 2018 In this newsletter we give you more information about the infectious disease anthrax. Furthermore you can read about the flehmen response, and what to do (and NOT to do) when transporting wildlife.

November 2018 In this newsletter we explain you all about the advantages of using a pre-release boma when translocating animals over long distances, or releasing them in big reserves. We also tell you about our Angola trip, and shiny eyes...! 

January 2019 Happy New Year! In this newsletter we give more info about Foot and Mouth Disease, following the outbreak in SA. We also explain why cats purr, and lions roar, and we tell you more about ear notches in rhinos. 

March 2019 Why do zebras have stripes? And why is it important to vaccinate your high-value game species during these difficult dry times? Read more about it in this newsletter! We also give an overview what you will be taught on our Post-Mortem course. 

April 2018 Expanding horizons! In this newsletter we explain and show you how we translocated animals from Namibia to a new reserve in the DRC. We also give an update on how the animals are doing a year later.

June 2018 In this newsletter we tell you more about a rhino calf that was found without his mother. Quite a challenge to raise such an animal! We also explain more about rhino dehorning.

August 2018 In this newsletter we proudly explain how we flew rhinos and reintroduced them back into the western part of the DRC. You can also read more about elephant vaccination, and how we treated a shot rhino.

October 2018 In this newsletter you can read about the ending game capture season, and about a couple of odd rabies cases we had. Please be vigilant towards animals showing rabies signs! We also give a summary of how change influences feeding behaviour.

December 2018 This is the last newsletter of 2018! Read more about horns, why do animals have them? We also reflect back on 2018 by showing some highlights. 

February 2019 Read more about why elands make a clicking sound, and we present two cases we had of (confirmed) rabies in rhinos. If you are interested in doing a post-mortem course with us, let us know! 

April 2019 In this newsletter we provide information on how to manage your game during the drought. There is little info available, and we like to hear your tips and suggestions. We also give tell you more about the amazing feet of the African elephant!

Other documents  

 

In this section you will find documents which might be useful for you. Click on the title or the image of the article, the newsletter will open in a new screen, from where you can read and/or download it. If you would like to receive these documents per email, let us now via mariska@wildlifevetsnamibia.com.

 

Rabies label

Use this fillable label to sent rabies samples to your veterinairy or lab. You can fill the label in on your computer and print it.

White rhino ear notch system (Namibia)

To identify your rhinos, we suggest using notches. In this document you find more info about notches, and a sheet in which you can draw notches. 

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