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oa Madoqua - Development in the capture and airlift of roan antelope Hippotragus equinus equinus under narcosis to the Etosha National Park

Volume 1, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1011-5498

 

Abstract

Seventy-four free-ranging roan antelope Hippotragus equinus equinus (Desmarest 1804) were captured by dart immobilisation and successfully transported under prolonged narcosis in a C130 Lockheed Herculus airfreighter over a distance of 430 nautical miles to the Etosha National Park. Struggling and exertion during handling and transport and heat stress were effectively controlled by prolonging the period of immobilisation.

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1974-01-01
2016-12-09

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