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lion-teeth-check Endangered Wildlifeeye check with Dr Gary Bauer Endangered Wildlife

As part of AfriCat's commitment to the welfare of the animals in their care, they have carried out an annual health examination of all large carnivores. This is not only good practice, but is highly recommended by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism as part of its permit process.

In some cases a visual examination is all that is required whilst those that have to be anethetised for another reason, are given their examinations during anaesthesia. Those animals requiring anaesthesia are darted with an anaesthetic dart gun and brought to the AfriCat veterinary clinic.

 

AfriCat HQ Carnivore Clinic @ Okonjima

 

Older animals are then transferred to an inhalation anaesthetic machine. All animals are given an intravenous drip and continuously monitored both clinically and by the use of a pulse oximeter. Cats are idendified by means of a unique sub-cutaneous microchip, examined, and any abnormalities are treated either on the spot or plans made to treat in future.

On completion of the examination, animals are transferred to a recovery box, prior to being released back into their camps once fully recovered. Captive breeding is not permitted in Namibia. Therefore AfriCat is using a novel contraceptive sub-cutaneous implant as part of it's "family planning" strategy. This contraception has not only been highly successful but has also given an opportunity over the years for some "state of the art" research carried out by Professor Bertschinger from Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty, Pretoria, South Africa. This involves collection of vaginal smears and of semen to monitor the effectiveness of this contraceptive method.

On occasion a veterenary ophthalmologist examines the cats' eyes for any form of pathology. Such examinations have led to professional publications on common abnormalities seen in captive cheetah in Namibia.

Teeth are also examined and any abnormalities recorded for subsequent scheduling of treatment by a veterninary dentist.

When necessary an endoscopic examination is carried out and gastric biopsies collected allowing the monitoring of gastritis caused by Helicobacter pylori, a common bacterial organism which can, if untreated, lead to clinical signs in captive cheetah.

Over the years a number of other scientists have been afforded the opportunity by the annual health examinations to collect data for a range of scientific studies and subsequent publications.

Where necessary blood samples are taken to further investigate any suspected abnormalities. All large predators are vaccinated against: Feline Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus, Feline Leukemia and rabies.

They are also de-wormed, treated for ectoparasites, and weighed.

Donations are always appreciated! The following items we never have enough of and are regularly used in the AfriCat clinic or when out in the field, darting carnivores:

 

1. Antibiotics and Antibiotic Spray.

antibiotics

2. Medical Supplies (Plasters, gauze, cotton-wool, bandages, antispectic wipes, absorbant pads etc.)

medical supplies

3. Blades and scalpels.

blades and scaples

4. Needles, Catheters etc.

needles jelcos

5. Pippets and sample containers.

pippets sample containers

6. Microscopic slides and stains.

slides stains

7. Swabs, masks, drapes and eyepads.

swabs masks drapes eyepads

8. Steri Strips and Suture material.

steri strips sutre material

9. Syringes, vacutainers and kidney bowls.

syrnges vacutainers kidney bowls

10. Digital thermometers, arterial pressure tubing, biopsy punches and batteries.

various clinic equipment

11. Darts

darts

12. Drip solutions, surgical and disposable gloves, tongue depressors and ziploc bags.

various clinic equipment

DONATIONS:

AfriCat relies on the goodwill of visitors and donors. Every penny counts, and save for statutory audit fees, all of AfriCat UK’s funds are applied to conservation in Namibia. The AfriCat website (www.africat.org) has sponsorship forms to download, which contain various animal adoption options.

SUPPORTING AFRICAT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM:

Tusk Trust Tusk UK
Tusk Trust,
4 Cheapside House, High Street,
Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4AA

Tel: +44 (0)1747 831 005
Email:
info@tusk.org

 

DOWNLOAD A TUSK OR AFRICAT DONATION |ADOPTION FORM:

http://www.africat.org/downloads/adoption-forms

 

DONATE ON LINE:

http://www.africat.org/support/donate-online

 

PayPal:

To make a donation: africat@africat.org

 

Virgin Money Giving:

Pay online with Virgin Money Giving, donations will be routed to AfriCat through TUSK Trust.

 

AFRICAT UNITED KINGDOM BANK DETAILS FOR ALL NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SWIFT TRANSACTIONS

Account name: AfriCat UK
Account number: 00767476
Bank: Barclays Bank PLC,
Address: 27 Soho Square, London W1D 3QR, UK.
Sort code: 20-52-69

 

AFRICAT AMERICA BANK DETAILS FOR ALL NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SWIFT TRANSACTIONS

africat america Account name: AfricatAmerica Inc.
Account number: 59312583
Bank: PNC
Branch: PNC Bank, Metro Center Branch.
Address: Metro Center, 1100 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois, USA 61614.
Pay Routing: 021052053 (UPIC)

 

AfriCat America Inc.
Public Charity EIN: 20-3174862

Peter & Wanda Hanssen, 7601 W. Southport Road,
Peoria, Illinois 61615, USA.
Cell: +1 309 453 5556
Email: pete@africatamerica.org

 

AFRICAT NAMIBIAN BANK DETAILS FOR ALL NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SWIFT TRANSACTIONS

AfriCat Foundation
Account number: 62245889186
Branch code: 28-06-73
Bank: First National Bank Namibia Ltd. Otjiwarongo Branch, Namibia
Swift: FIRNNANX
Postal Address: P.O. Box 64, Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Physical Address: 7 St Georges Street, Otjiwarongo, Namibia

 

SUPPORTING AFRICAT IN GERMANY:

ubuntu namibiaUBUNTU – Namibia e.V.
Susanne und Roland Schäfer

Bergstraße 67
76646 Bruchsal / Germany

Ihre Unterstützung unserer Projekte in Namibia freut uns sehr.
Bitte geben sie im Verwendungszweck Projekt AfriCat oder Projekt UBUNTU an.
Unser Spendenkonto in Deutschland:
UBUNTU-Namibia e.V.

 

Volksbank Bruchsal-Bretten eG
Konto Nr.: 64750
Bankleitzahl: 663 912 00
IBAN: DE78 6639 1200 0000 0647 50
BIC: GENODE61BTT
Um Ihnen eine Spendenbescheinigung zukommen lassen zu können, teilen Sie uns bitte
Ihre Anschrift mit:
Name, Vorname

 

SUPPORTING AFRICAT - SPOTS

spots logoRegistration Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel)  
20114314 NGO with anbi recognization. 
fiscal nr: 813081919.

Simone Eckhart 
Business Address: Spinetstraat 76, 
4876 XT Etten-Leur 
Email: info@stichtingspots.nl
www.stichtingspots.nl

 

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http://www.africat.org/contact

 

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