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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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We visit the East London Zoo regularly and this visit we assisted with moving the 3 Grey Wolves back to their old (now renovated) enclosure. While the vet, Dr Luis, was there, we also observed the stitching up of a Black-Backed Jackal’s lip. He had previously had

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Helicopter Capture

Helicopter Capture

Our students got to go on a helicopter capture this week. Helicopters play an important role in the game farming industry. Instead of capturing or darting by foot or vehicle, a helicopter and a net provides a more efficient and less time consuming approach to these tasks.

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New Fundraising Tools

Our partners at FundMyTravel have released a new and improved Fundraising Suite for volunteers! Check it out.

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Pregnancy testing in cattle

Pregnancy testing or pregnancy detection is a very important procedure to do in large animal management. Why? There are several things about pregnancy testing in cattle that is very handy. Lets say the farmer would like to improve the genes in the herd for certain qualities. Lets

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