Current Research

Current Projects being Financially Supported

  1. The dental, oral and maxillofacial pathology in a wild serval (Leptailurus serval) population. Researcher: R Emslie

  2. MReference intervals for haematology and serum biochemistry in free-ranging Temmick’s Ground Pangolin (Smutsia temminckii). Researcher: K Lourens

  3. Effects of semen extenders on cooled and frozen semen of roan – and sable antelope (Hippotragus equines & niger) in South Africa. Researcher S de Bruin

  4. Monitoring physiological indicators of stress during trans-rectal palpation of the reproductive tract in teaching mares. Researcher: Dr E van Vollenhoven

  5. Validation of a point-of-care analyser and generation of reference intervals for use in the white rhinoceros, Ceratotherium simum. Researcher: Dr E Hooijberg

  6. Physiological effects of rapid intravenous infusion of fluids for the treatment of hypovolaemic hypotension in anaesthetised cats. Researcher: Dr G Zeiler

  7. Determination of the minimum effective naltrexone dose to antagonize etorphine
    immobilization in domestic goats (Capra hircus).
    Researcher: Dr J H O’Dell

  8. Determination of the efficacy of novel drug combinations for induction and long-term anaesthesia of impala (Aepyceros melampus) in field conditions. Researcher: Dr L Meyer

  9. Assessment of cardiopulmonary effects in white rhino (Ceratotherium simum) immobilized with a potent opioid and tranquillizer. Researcher: Dr P Buss

  10. The effects of di(n-butyl) phthalate (DBP) on the reproductive function of the adult male Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Researcher: Umar Bello

  11. Catastrophic musculoskeletal injuries associated with racetracks in Gauteng, South Africa from 1998 – 2012. Researcher: Keith Spargo

  12. Steroid profiling of crocodilian urine and plasma by gas-chromatography / mass spectrometry. Researcher: Lizette Bekker

  13. Reproductive behavior and endocrine correlates in free-ranging male Angola giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis). Researcher: Peter Seeber

  14. Description of the maxillofacial anatomy of the White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum). Researcher: Johan Marais


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