Wildlife Vet Online Live 19

This is a Membership Live Stream!

Recorded: 3rd May 2022

LIVE with: World renown wildlife vet, Dr Peter Rogers (BVSc). Dr Peter Rogers BVSc has been working as a wildlife vet in South Africa since the 1990’s. His experience and knowledge on Cheetah genetics is second to none, plus he was at the forefront of Rhino dehorning, Elephant transportation, Big 5 relocations, and Pangolin rehabilitation. Read more about Dr Rogers here.

Topic: Presentation of Cheetah, Rhino, Pangolin, Elephant and Lion research, hair raising moments and success stories, followed by Q&A and Wildlife Vet Online summary. Last in this series.

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You can join in with the discussions and ask questions via the below collaborating university society pages:

Primary collaborators:

Nottingham – Nottingham University Veterinary Zoological Society

Edinburgh – Dick Vet Wildlife Conservation Society

London – RVC Zoological Society

Secondary collaborators:

Bristol – Bristol University Veterinary Zoological Society

Liverpool – Liverpool University Veterinary Zoological Society

Glasgow – Glasgow University Veterinary Zoological Society

Worldwide – International Veterinary Students Association – Wild & Exotic Animals Community

Previous Livestreams available here.

You can also post questions and comments below…

7 responses to “Wildlife Vet Online Live 19”

  1. katrina.shlyak says:

    WILD DOGS: Are you often involved in the social and number management of wild dogs – to help maintain thriving packs, healthy animals and sustain a genetically diverse population?

  2. Yashaswini Modak says:

    PANGOLINS: Knowing whether an animal should be released appears to involve a lot of risk assessment. How do you know if a pangolin is ready to be released? Are there any dangers of prolonging their release?

  3. Izzy says:

    GENERAL WILDLIFE VET QUESTION: What is the thing that has surprised you the most about becoming a wildlife vet? (Something that you wouldn’t expect people to necessarily know)

  4. Orla Shipway says:

    CHEETAHS: Do you know what happens to cubs that are rescued from the illegal wildlife trade (e.g. where do they go and can they be released back into the wild). I’ve also read that farmers sometimes sell cubs into the pet trade – is this something that occurs often and what can be done to protect livestock from cheetahs?

  5. Beth says:

    LIONS: How much can you transfer knowledge about domestic cat medicine and surgery to big cats? If you could explain some examples of what you can apply to big cats, and some examples of things where you can’t, that would be great.

  6. Emily Rue says:

    ELEPHANTS: Though we are unable to shorten elephant tusks in a manner similar to dehorning rhinos, what have you been able to do to stop elephant poaching?
    Also, how successfully do snare injuries heal for elephants? Have you seen any longterm issues for elephants you have treated (and then seen after treatment)?

  7. Layla Ruggles says:

    RHINOS: Although Rhino dehorning has been incredibly effective for reducing poaching, do you think there are any other potential methods of reducing poaching? Have you seen any impacts on the rhinos behaviour after losing their horn and do you believe it changes any of their social interactions? For example, how do male rhinos fight without a horn, and would a male rhino without a horn be less attractive for mating?

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