oa Madoqua - The capture and care of eland Taurotragus oryx oryx (Pallas) using the boma method

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



The successful application of the plastic boma technique for the capture of more than 80 eland, Taurotragus oryx oryx (PaIIas, 17661, with the aid of a light, fixed-wing aircraft and a helicopter is descriptionbed. No animals succumbed to capture myopathy despite herding over long distances. Following a 3 month captivity period in the bomas, during which 21 calves were born, the eland were successfully transported 250 km by road in communal crates. Adult bulls had to be transported separately and were sedated with haloperidol (R1,625 - Serenace).

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