AND WE’RE OFF! We have started with the first in our 8 part series of webinars

We had our first in an 8 part series of FREE webinars on 30 September 2020. It was hosted by Dr Cobus Raath and covered the history and evolution of potent opioids as they are used for wildlife immobilization today. For the replay of the webinar click here To register for the rest of the […]

Richter Pharma goes wild!

Wildlife Pharmaceuticals is proud to be partnering with Richter Pharma to provide European veterinarians with the same quality products that our South African veterinarians have come to know us for. We were featured in their in-house magazine this month and look forward to a long and successful relationship with this well-known and respected pharmaceutical company. […]

WEBINAR PRESENTED BY DR COBUS RAATH: Standing sedation in captive elephants

If you missed our webinar on the standing sedation of captive elephants, presented by Dr Cobus Raath, you can watch the recording from the link provided

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 […]


Immobilization quality and cardiopulmonary effects of etorphine alone compared with etorphine-azaperone in blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi)

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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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