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KoeGer Science – adapting to our new changing environment

KoerGer Science, a division of Wildlife Pharmaceuticals, is an essential service provider, producing active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for the veterinary industry. Faced with global COVID-19 restrictions, our team has certainly needed to rapidly adapt to the ever-changing environment we find ourselves in. With a focus on maintaining the quality of our products while ensuring the […]

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PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Evaluation of the reliability of pulse oximetry, at different attachment sites, to detect hypoxaemia in immobilized impala (Aepyceros melampus)

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)

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)

Evaluation of butorphanol-azaperone-medetomidine (BAM) in captive blesbok immobilization (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi)

ACADEMIC SPONSORSHIPS

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

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Dr Silke Pfitzer
The respiratory physiology of opioid immobilisation in African antelope
Doctoral Thesis, Murdoch University

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MSc sponsorships

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

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Ms Dianca du Plessis
The potential of midazolam for use as a sedative for blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi)
Masters Thesis, University of Stellenbosch

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Ms Thembeka Mtetwa
Effectiveness of pulse oximetry to detect hypoxaemia in immobilized impala (Aepyceros melampus)
Masters Thesis, University of Pretoria

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Other research sponsorships

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

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Dr Lynn Cathrine Bäckström
A novel protocol for anaesthesia of chacma baboons
Final Thesis Curriculum in Veterinary Medicine, Estonian University of Life Sciences

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Dr Eugenio Gaudio
Investigating the cardiovascular and respiratory effects of azaperone and etorphine used for immobilization of blesbok (Damaliscus philipsi pygargus)
University of Padova

PUBLICATIONS PENDING