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Dehorning Rhinos

Dehorning Rhinos

The poaching crisis has hit close to home so affirmative action has been taken by some farms in the form of dehorning. Our students were able to assist with the dehorning of 2 White Rhino on Friday. South Africa is viewed as the primary custodian of Africa’s

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Immobilization and Capture Gun Practice

Immobilization and Capture Gun Practice

While our vets are the only ones able to legally immobilise the animals we treat, we still give students a chance to observe them at work, ask questions and we also train them in how to use the equipment (such as the dart gun) in safe situations.

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Scud!

Scud!

Meet the Safari4u pets! 🐾Scud Scud was rescued by Safari4u students and originally named “Muffin.” He was covered in mange and the only surviving member of his litter. Students treated his parasite burden (internal and external) and cleaned up his ears which had stuck together due to

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Squigs!

Squigs!

Meet the Safari4u pets! 🐾Squigs Squigs was born in Kwa-Zulu Natal, and given to Alex by her previous owner. Squigs has always been around lots of people and is happiest when someone is throwing the ball for her because “ball is life” to Squigs. Squigs has had

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Our Last Vet Student Course of the Year!

Our Last Vet Student Course of the Year!

Our final Veterinary Student Course for 2018 has finished! We have had so much fun with this year’s lot and hope to see them again next year. We love to give our students a fun and exciting adventure while learning about wildlife, livestock and small animals. We

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An Odd Visitor

An Odd Visitor

An odd visitor came to Chintsa yesterday- a lost SubAdult African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus). Students found “him” on the beach but didn’t realise how abnormal it was so on hearing, Alex immediately called her friends at East London Aquarium. The advised collecting him, giving him fluids and

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Happy Birthday little Lala the nyala

Happy Birthday  little Lala the nyala

🍰Happy 4-month birthday to Lala the Nyala 🎈 We were requested to help with a nyala calf who was only 3 weeks old and struggling. The reserve owners saved her from getting kicked by emus on their farm when her mother left her in hiding while she went

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Finally we got him!

Finally we got him!

We got him! After a number of weeks of attempting to immobilise a particular Cape Buffalo bull, Dr Luis finally darted him and he is now in a boma waiting the results of his tests before being moved to another property. Our next step is to immobilise

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Emergency Cesarean Section

ALL HANDS ON DECK! This week our Vet Student course had an emergency cesarean section (aka C-Section). After a game capture for a reserve owner, we were asked to assist us for advice on his dog. Cesarean sections can be common in practice but they are used as

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Teaching the Children of Chintsa Township

We are asked each year to talk to the children of Chintsa Township about their dogs while they’re on school holidays. Education and public speaking is an important part of the veterinary profession and our students run the lesson on their own, deciding on the topics and

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