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Current antelope drug combinations
as used by practising wildlife
veterinarians in South Africa
Abstract: Three practical hands-on workshops
conducted in 2016 were attended by a total of 84
wildlife veterinarians. The newest and most practical
drug combinations demonstrated and presented by
different wildlife veterinarians were tested, discussed
and reviewed on 9 species in Northwest, Limpopo
and Eastern Cape. The reports, results, feedback and
cooperation were astonishing. This talk will summarize
the findings, recommendations and most practical
drug combinations of the entire group on four species:
sable antelope; roan antelope, impala and nyala. This
includes regimens for anaestesia and tranquilization,
as well as alternatives in case of opioid scarcity.
Can we call them Wildlife Diseases
William B. Karesh, D.V.M
Executive Vice-President for Health and Policy;
President, OIE Working Group on Wildlife
Co-chair, IUCN Species Survival Commission - Wildlife
Health Specialist Group
EPT Partners Liaison, USAID Emerging Pandemic
Threats - PREDICT-2 Program
As zoonoses account for nearly two-thirds of human
infectious diseases, the majority of which are from
wild species, wildlife health (or wildlife diseases) are
increasingly being recognized as important factors
in public health. This is especially relevant given
increasing pressures on our environment that are
changing human contact with wildlife, resulting in
the growing threat of disease emergence to our