Posts Tagged Veterinary

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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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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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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Safari4u to Safari4u Global Vet Experience

We are excited to announce our new name: Safari4u Global Vet Experience (GVE)!  Our new name reflects our long-standing mission to offer veterinary care to the animals in our community while providing real-world vet experience to volunteers from across the globe. For those who may be concerned

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Students take on a Buffalo Capture

Students take on a Buffalo Capture

The other day some of our students went out on the quest of a buffalo capture. These amazing creatures can weigh around 900kg which is nearly 2,000lbs! Luckily we had a heavy duty stretcher and many happy volunteers to help!   Still curious about this fantastic animal?

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