• [2022] A comparison of immobilisation quality and cardiorespiratory effects of
    etorphine-azaperone versus etorphine-midazolam combinations in blesbok READ MORE
  • [2021] Complication with re-sedation in southern Ground-hornbills
    (Bucorvus leadbeateri) following partial reversal of two orally
    administered sedation protocols  READ MORE
  • [2021] Evaluation of two different etorphine doses combined with azaperone in blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi) immobilisation READ MORE
  • [2021] Immobilization of African buffaloes (Syncerus caffer) using etorphine-midazolam compared with etorphine-azaperone READ MORE
  • [2021] Evaluating the use of a butorphanol-azaperone-medetomidine fixed-dose combination for standing sedation in African elephants (Loxodonta africana) READ MORE
  • [2021] Comparison of cardiopulmonary effects of etorphine and thiafentanil administered as sole agents for immobilization of impala (Aepyceros melampus) READ MORE
  • [2020] Do potent immobilising-opioids induce different physiological effects in impala and blesbok? READ MORE
  • [2020] Evaluation of the reliability of pulse oximetry, at different attachment sites, to detect hypoxaemia in immobilized impala (Aepyceros melampus) READ MORE
  • [2020] Immobilization quality and cardiopulmonary effects of etorphine alone compared with etorphine-azaperone in blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi) READ MORE 
  • [2019] Dose-effect study of the serotonin agonist R-8-OH-DPAT on opioid-induced respiratory depression in blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus philipsi) and Impala (Aepyceros melampus) READ MORE
  • [2019] Evaluation of butorphanol-azaperone-medetomidine in captive cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) immobilization READ MORE
  • [2018] Pharmacokinetics and bioavailability after intramuscular
    injection of the 5-HT1A serotonin agonist
    R-8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT) in domestic goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) READ MORE
  • [2018] Evaluation of butorphanol-azaperone-medetomidine (BAM) in captive blesbok immobilization (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi) READ MORE
  • [2017] Evaluation of BAM (butorphanol–azaperone–medetomidine) in captive African lion (Panthera leo) immobilization READ MORE
  • [2016] Evaluation of etorphine and midazolam anesthesia, and the effect of intravenous butorphanol on cardiopulmonary parameters in game-ranched white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum) READ MORE
  • [2016] The effect of a slow-release formulation of zuclopenthixol acetate (Acunil) on captive blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) behavior and physiological response READ MORE
  • [2015] The use of thiafentanil and azaperone for the reversible immobilisation of African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) within a nature reserve – Short communication READ MORE 
  • [2015] Validating a human biotelemetry system for use in captive blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) READ MORE
  • [2015] Non-chemical techniques used for the capture and relocation of wildlife in South Africa READ MORE
  • [2012] An overview of disease-free buffalo breeding projects with reference to the different systems used in South Africa READ MORE
PhD Sponsorships
  • Dr Liesel Laubscher

    Comparing the effects of tranquilisation with long-acting neuroleptics on blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) behaviour and physiology 

    Doctoral Thesis, University of Stellenbosch DOWNLOAD PDF

  • Dr Silke Pfitzer

    The respiratory physiology of opioid immobilisation in African antelope

    Doctoral Thesis, Murdoch University DOWNLOAD PDF

  • Dr Aleksandr Semjonov

    Evaluation of a fixed-dose combination of butorphanol-azaperone-medetomidine (BAM) for chemical immobilisation of African lion, blesbok, and cheetah

    Doctoral Thesis, Estonian University of Life Sciences

           DOWNLOAD PDF

  • Dr Louis J. La Grange

    Trichinella infections in wildlife in the Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa: Unravelling epidemiological gaps with special emphasis on infectivity of Trichinella zimbabwensis in selected tropical fishes

    Doctoral Thesis,  University of Kwazulu-Natal DOWNLOAD PDF

MSc Sponsorships
  • Ms Chantell Greyling

    Comparison of medetomidine-ketamine and medetomidine-Zoletil® anaesthetic on cardiovascular parameters in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

    Masters Thesis, University of Pretoria DOWNLOAD PDF

  • Ms Dianca du Plessis

    The potential of midazolam for use as a sedative for blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi)

    Masters Thesis, University of Stellenbosch DOWNLOAD PDF

  • Ms Kelsey Lee Brown

    The effect of capture, confinement and immobilisation on acute phase proteins, and immune and haemostatic responses in the impala (Aepyceros melampus)

    Masters Thesis, University of the Witwatersrand DOWNLOAD PDF

  • Ms Thembeka Mtetwa

    Effectiveness of pulse oximetry to detect hypoxaemia in immobilized impala (Aepyceros melampus)

    Masters Thesis, University of Pretoria DOWNLOAD PDF

  • Ms Judith Tracy Webber

    Development of a protocol for extracting and quantifying the concentration of thiafentanil in blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi) matrices 72-74 hours post administration.

    Masters of Science Thesis, Rhodes University DOWNLOAD PDF

  • Dr Louis J. La Grange

    Influence of Trichinella zimbabwensis infection intensity on predilection sites, blood biochemical values and humoral immune response in experimentally infected Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus)

    Masters of Science Thesis, University of Kwazulu-Natal


Other Academic  Sponsorships
  • Dr Lynn Cathrine Bäckström
    A novel protocol for anaesthesia of chacma baboons
    Final Thesis Curriculum in Veterinary Medicine, Estonian University of Life Sciences DOWLOAD PDF

  • Dr Sonja Krista Marianne Kneckt
    Ability of MyotonPro to detect changes in the muscle tone of immobilized blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi) as diagnostic method of capture myopathy
    Final Thesis Curriculum in Veterinary Medicine, Estonian University of Life Sciences DOWNLOAD PDF



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