oa Madoqua - Development in the capture and airlift of roan antelope Hippotragus equinus equinus under narcosis to the Etosha National Park
|Article Title||Development in the capture and airlift of roan antelope Hippotragus equinus equinus under narcosis to the Etosha National Park|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Division of Nature Conservation and Tourism, South West Africa Administration|
|Publication Date||Jan 1974|
|Pages||37 - 48|
|Keyword(s)||Asphyxiation, Aspiration, Azaperone, Catch nets, Darting, Etorphine hydrochloride, M99, Hyperthermia, Immobilising drugs, Kaokoveld, Over-exertion, Parasympatholytic, Pneumonia, Populations decline, Post-capture care, Prophylactic administration, Psychological stress, Regurgitation and Transportation|
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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