Research

The Centre is involved in a wide range of wildlife research areas, grouped into four research themes:

  1. Wildlife health, production, and food security, which includes wildlife ranching and production, conventional game farming, ostrich and crocodile farming, and aquaculture.

  2. Animal welfare in multi-functional landscapes: improving wildlife veterinary medicine and optimizing the ethical and appropriate handling and treatment of both captive and free-living wildlife.

  3. Conservation medicine and forensics with a focus on threatened flagship species such as rhinoceros (with a separate research strategy and the RHoDis programme of the VGL), elephants, vultures (threat of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), cheetah and pangolin.

  4. Transfrontier conservation areas (TFCA) and the interaction of wildlife and domestic animals, humans and ecosystems, including tick-borne diseases, Orbivirus of animals, food safety and antimicrobial research, and zoonoses.

Within these research themes, projects are grouped by research focus areas and by research groups.

Published by Linda Poggenpoel

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