Current Research

Current Projects being Financially Supported

  1. Validation of a non-invasive technique using faecal glucocorticoid metabolites to measure stress in leopards (Panthera pardus). Researcher: AB Webster

  2. The evaluation of novel host biomarkers and Mycobacterium bovis antigen for the improved diagnosis of Tuberculosis in African Buffaloes (Syncerus caffer) and cattle. Researcher: W Claasen

  3. Impact of social and ecological variability on the endocrine pattern in free-ranging male giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) Researcher: T Wolf

  4. Characterisation of the immunology of Mycobacterium bovis infection in Feline Immunodeficiency virus-infected African lions (Panthera leo). Researcher: T Sylvester

  5. Understanding the underlying mechanisms of capture myopathy in wildlife. . Researcher: D Breedt & T Kohn


  6. Health survey and targeted vaccination of the Kruger National Park African wild dog population south of the Olifants river. Researcher: L van Schalkwyk and E Venter. Co-supported by the Shayamanzi leopard fund.


  7. Monitoring physiological indicators of stress during trans-rectal palpation of the reproductive tract in teaching mares. Researcher: Dr E van Vollenhoven

  8. Validation of a point-of-care analyser and generation of reference intervals for use in the white rhinoceros, Ceratotherium simum. Researcher: Dr E Hooijberg

  9. Physiological effects of rapid intravenous infusion of fluids for the treatment of hypovolaemic hypotension in anaesthetised cats. Researcher: Dr G Zeiler

  10. Determination of the minimum effective naltrexone dose to antagonize etorphine
    immobilization in domestic goats (Capra hircus).
    Researcher: Dr J H O’Dell

  11. Determination of the efficacy of novel drug combinations for induction and long-term anaesthesia of impala (Aepyceros melampus) in field conditions. Researcher: Dr L Meyer

  12. The effects of environmental stress and increased metal concentrations related to reduced water quality in Loskop Dam on Mozambique Tilapia. Researcher: Jackie Dabrowski (Brown)

  13. Forensic Entomology on the Gauteng Highveld. Researcher: Alison Gilbert

  14. Reproductive behavior and endocrine correlates in free-ranging male Angola giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis). Researcher: Peter Seeber


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