oa Madoqua - The immobilization of adult male and female elephant Loxodonta africana, BIumenbach with etorphine and observation on the action of diprenorphine
|Article Title||The immobilization of adult male and female elephant Loxodonta africana, BIumenbach with etorphine and observation on the action of diprenorphine|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Nature Conservation and Tourism Branch, South West Africa Administration|
|Publication Date||Jan 1975|
|Pages||19 - 24|
|Keyword(s)||Darting equipment, Dosage of antagonists, Etosha National Park, Fenced wildlife reserve, Heart rate, Hyoseine hydrobromide Scopolamin), Immobilization times, Management procedures, Movement of wildlife population, Recovery time, Rectal temperature and Respiratory rate|
Fourty-two adult elephant (22 males and 20 females) were captured in the Etosha National Park with etorphine (M99 Reckitt). The utilization of a helicopter resulted in the capture of 41 elephant in 7 days. The mean immobilization time was 14 min 56 seconds. The capture operation was successful and only one death was recorded.
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