oa Madoqua - The effect of capture stress and haloperidol therapy on the physiology and blood chemistry of springbok, Antidorcas marsupialis

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



In view of the alarmingly high losses which frequently occur as a result of capture myopathy during translocation of game animals, it was decided to investigate the main physiological and biochemical changes which occur during capture stress. In a series of experiments with eight springbok which were captured in drop nets, it was shown that a marked increase in rectal temperature, cardiac rate and respiration rate occured.

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