Post Mortem on Lion Cub

Last week, we went in to see a lion cub that wasn’t doing too well. Unfortunately it wasn’t doing well with treatment and the judgment call was to euthanize it. On a happy note, our students were able to do a post mortem on it. There were

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Sick Lion Cub

Sick Lion Cub

A relaxed morning turned into a critical care case for a lion cub today! 🦁 The cub had been reportedly in and out of ill health for a week so Safari4u went to assess it to help with a treatment plan. Upon arrival, staff member Alex, realised

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Temeza and a snare problem

Temeza and a snare problem

Snares are horrible things! Temeza’s owner asked us to help as he cut a snare off him and the wound smelled funny. Poor Temeza had his penis shealth cut through by the snare so his penis essentially had no skin. WCCVC Chinta Dogs has sponsored the surgery

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Treating a Lioness

Treating a Lioness

We don’t stop work on Sundays in the vet world! We were called on to assist in the treatment of a lioness who came off second best in a fight with another pride member. She had a bite wound that required a drain to be placed down

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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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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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