What influences feeding behaviour and food selection in animals? Knowledge about this process will help you to better understand and manage your game.
An optimal body condition is important for an animals' wellbeing. In this article we explain how to measure the Body Condition Score (BCS) in rhinos. We show you photos of several conditions - from emaciated to fat.
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.
As the grazing deteriorates, animals are forced to graze down to ground level, which inadvertently leads to some sand ingestion. In this article we explain more what sand ingestion/impaction is, what it can do to an animal, and how you can prevent it.
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!
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.
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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.
May 2019 What is the correct way of holding an immobilized antelope, and why? Also in this newsletter; learn more about the rhino bot fly, and how the immobilizing drugs work inside the body of an animal.
July 2019 Join our regional WhatsApp groups; save km's, save $! Read more about zebra stripes (yes, again, and this time the stripes have again another function ;)) and birth control in lions. We also give an update on the DRC elephants.
September 2019 What are these strange patches under the eyes of many hoofed animals? Read all about it in our latest newsletter! We also tell you about an interesting case we had; a roan with a tape worm cyst, and we show and explain how our latest DRC trip went!
November 2019 How do cats (usually) land on their feet? We tell you about it in our November newsletter! We also discuss an interesting PM that we did on a roan, and we show and explain how our latest Angola trip went!
January 2020 Read more about interesting heat adaptations that wild animals have! We also tell you more about corneal ulcers, what are they? Lastly, we offer you the possible to download labels that you can use to sent off rabies/anthrax samples.
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.
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.
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!
June 2019 Read more about the bizarre life of a female hyena, and we give you a short update on a rhino nutrition day we attended. And at last... we tell (and show!) you more about our epic translocation... taking elephants from Namibia to the DRC!
August 2019 In this edition we discuss the beneficial effects of supplementing food with maize. We also summarize our article 'Sand ingestion and sand impaction', these silent killers can have a severe impact on your animals, especially during the drought.
October 2019 The game capture season is coming to an end... In this newsletter you can read more about Eyeplane, an interesting company that works with unmanned planes and drones. We also go into the new acacia name, our PM course, and a training we did at CCF.
December 2019 The last newsletter of 2019! Some areas in Namibia are blessed with the first rains, but these rains also bring problems for animals... Also read more about the osananga lily (slangkop), and we give you an overview of our year!
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