Professional Veterinary Expeditions

The focus areas of this 15 day course are: Rhino and elephant management, Wildlife genetics and health, Disease control, Livestock and wildlife, Game capture essentials and Embryo transplant in wildlife. This program 1015-22747 is approved by the American AVSB RACE to offer a total of 20.00 CE Credits (20.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 20.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (20.00 max).

Course Content

  • Rhinoceros and wildlife management/conservation and the role of veterinary science
  • Elephant management and the role of the veterinarian in population control
  • Priorities in and the handling of clinical wildlife veterinary cases
  • Maintaining wildlife genetics integrity and the functioning of the wildlife veterinary genetics laboratory
  • Managing the wildlife and particularly the overpopulation of elephant in Kruger National Park
  • Managing the vegetation ecology to the benefit of wildlife health in the Kruger National Park
  • The scope of running wildlife veterinary services in Kruger
  • The red line and enzootic area management
  • Diseases share by livestock and wildlife and zoonosis in the region
  • Applied wildlife parasitology
  • Wildlife post mortem and necropsy procedures
  • The pharmacological working of various capture drugs for wildlife
  • Different dartguns for different applications and applicable darts and propelling methods
  • Talks, discussions, demonstrations and hands-on participation in actual game capture operations for purposes of relocation, tagging, diagnostics, vaccination and disease or injury treatment
  • Wildlife conservation value of successful in vitro fertilisation and embryo transfers

"Dear Wouter, I wanted to thank you for a wonderful and well-planned expedition focused on veterinary management of wildlife in South Africa. The combination of lecture, observation, and hands-on learning approaches provided insight as well as experience with the issues faced by wildlife veterinarians and game rangers on a daily basis. The chance to visit 4 different camps also gave us a taste of African culture and hospitality, which is most excellent. I'm not sure which I enjoyed more-the tour of Kruger Park, the opportunity to shoot a dart rifle from a helicopter (I hit the target!), or working with meerkats, mongoose, and Haley the wildebeest at the diagnostic lab. My best to everyone at Ecolife! Linda Turner, DVM (USA)"

What is included

  • Accommodation and transportation for the duration of the program
  • Airport transfers as stated
  • Lectures and course material
  • Permits and entry fees
  • All meals
  • Group activities
  • EXCLUDES - Air travel to and from South Africa

Cost

US$4 900 per person sharing & US$5 400 single

Scheduled departures for 2017

Code Date
PROFVET 04 September 10 - September 24
PROFVET 05 August 27 - September 09

Scheduled departures for 2018

Code Date
PROFVET 06 March 04 - March 18
PROFVET 07 August 26 - September 09
PROFVET 08 September 23 - October 07
PROFVET 09 October 21 - November 04

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