No information at this time. ERINDI WILDLIFE VETERINARY WORKSHOP - 29 AND 30 AUGUST 2017
The way the Workshop will work is that we have selected five species that we will do work on:
All these animals need to be captured so we are not doing it specifically for the Workshop, but using the opportunity to maximize our learning experience.
On each of these species a collegue will present his best option of drugs, dart option and the capture and anaesthesia will be evaluated and monitored. Notes will be distributed long before the Workshop and the idea is that we all come well prepared to the Workshop. I see it as a place where we exchange ideas and recipes on an open basis, share secrets and assist each other to prevent failures and difficulties. It was a huge eye opener in our workshops in SA how much we can learn from each other, where small minute details can make the world of difference in our complex field.
There will also be a practical demonstration of how to perform vasectomies on lions.
We will have the latest pulse oximeters from Kyron Laboratories and other equipment to help with the monitoring and evaluation of anaeathesia, whilst at the same time we will have two of the best Ultrasound Specialists in the world of wildlife, Proff. Ray Ball and Richard Fayer-Hosken from the USA present to take us through each ultrasound scan. We will concentrate on practical aspects, and both of them are excellent teachers.
Furthermore we will have Dr Johan Steyl of the University of Pretoria, whom I believe is the best Veterinary Pathologist in our country, to present the most common pathology and disease issues in these animals that will be captured.
Full Programme of ERINDI WILDLIFE VETERINARY WORKSHOP - 29 AND 30 AUGUST 2017