Documentation

Documentation

Documents

 

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 (ear tags, 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, Horn and/or Pregnancy certificates 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 or certificates for your specific job.


Below you can find our articles, Post-Mortem case discussions, our monthly newsletters and other documents which you hopefully find useful. 

 

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!

Article 'Game capture procedure'_Wildlife Vets Namibia
Article 'Rabies'_Wildlife Vets Namibia
Article 'Change, the driver of feeding behaviour in animals'_Wildlife Vets Namibia
Article 'Change, the driver of feeding behaviour in animals'_Wildlife Vets Namibia
Article 'Sand Ingestion & Sand Impaction'_Wildlife Vets Namibia
Article 'Sand Ingestion & Sand Impaction'_Wildlife Vets Namibia

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. 

Rabies in Kudu and Eland #1: 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? 

Pasteurellosis

Pasteurellosis is an acute and potentially highly fatal bacterial disease. A small trigger can set off an outbreak. In this article we discuss this disease, and what you can do to prevent an outbreak on your farm.

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.

Antelope body condition

Similar to determining the body condition score in domestic animals, we also assess different body regions in antelope. In this article we explain where you should look, and show you several photos of very thin to fat antelope. 

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Animals and cold weather

How do animals protect themselves against cold weather, and what can we do to help them? In this article we explain what measures you as a farmer can take during cold spells to minimise stock losses. 

Article 'Pre-release boma'_Wildlife Vets Namibia
Article 'Rabies'_Wildlife Vets Namibia
Article 'Change, the driver of feeding behaviour in animals'_Wildlife Vets Namibia
Article 'Sand Ingestion & Sand Impaction'_Wildlife Vets Namibia
Article 'White rhino body condition'_Wildlife Vets Namibia

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.

Rabies in Kudu and Eland #2: Herd immunity in rabies and COVID-19

We discuss several concepts such as herd immunity and social distancing, and explain the similarities and differences between rabies transmission and prevention compared to COVID-19. 

Rhinovax®

Vaccination of wildlife is important to control many infectious diseases. Rhinovax® is a relatively new vaccine, formulated for the prevention of anthrax as well as a wide variety of clostridium infections. In this article we give more info about this vaccine. 

Sand Ingestion & Sand Impaction ~ Silent killers

As the grazing deteriorates, animals are forced to graze down to ground level, which 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.

White rhino body condition

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.

Article 'Anthrax'_Wildlife Vets Namibia
Article 'Rabies'_Wildlife Vets Namibia
Article 'Feeding wildlife in drought'_Wildlife Vets Namibia
Article 'Sand Ingestion & Sand Impaction'_Wildlife Vets Namibia
Article 'White rhino body condition'_Wildlife Vets Namibia

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! 

Rabies in Kudu and Eland #3: How vaccination leads to immunity

We explain how immunity works and how animals and humans become immune to a disease after a vaccination and/or natural exposure.


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.

Genetics, Nutrition and Age - the driving forces behind quality trophy production

Trophy (horn or tusk) production is regulated by age, nutrition, and genetics. In this article we explain how these factors influence horn development. 

Animal burn victims and First Aid

In this article we focus on 

thermal burns in wildlife, livestock and pets. We explain what happens to body when it gets burned and how to assess and treat wounds.

Post-Mortem case discussions  

 

In this section we present you Post-Mortem cases. Click on the link to open the document. Finding out why an animal has died, helps you to maintain the herd’s general herd, and to optimize your animal production. We give you the history of the animal, some PM photos, and then follow up with our opinion of the cause of death of the animal as well as management advise. We give PM courses, you are welcome to join and learn more about how to do a PM yourself. Email mariska@wildlifevetsnamibia.com for more information.

 

Article 'White rhino body condition'_Wildlife Vets Namibia

Sheep ram with abscesses

The ram died during the night, with no obvious signs of illness. 


Sheep ewe with broncho-pneumonia

The ewe died quickly after showing signs of weakness. 

Newsletters 

 

Every month we sent out a newsletter with updates on our work, we discuss diseases, game- and veld management practices and give summaries of our articles and other information. You can find our newsletters on our special newsletter pageIf you would like to receive our monthly newsletters per email, feel free to contact us!

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 send rabies samples to your veterinarian or lab. You can fill the label in on your computer and print it.

Rabies_Wildlife Vets Namibia

Anthrax label

Use this fillable label to send anthrax samples to your veterinarian or lab. You can fill the label in on your computer and print it.

Rabies_Wildlife Vets Namibia

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. 

Rhino ear notches_Wildlife Vets Namibia