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  1. Characteristics of owned dogs in rabies endemic KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa

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    | Contributor(s):: Melinda Hergert, Kevin Le Roux, Louis H. Nel

    Background: Canine rabies has been enzootic in the dog population of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa since the mid-1970s and has been associated with high rates of human exposures and frequent transmissions to other domestic animal species. Several decades of control efforts,...

  2. An Evaluation of the Oral Microbiome and Potential Zoonoses of Two Ubiquitous South African Strepsirrhines, Otolemur crassicaudatus and Galago moholi.

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    | Contributor(s):: Michael John Strinden

    As Otolemur crassicaudatus and Galago moholi are ubiquitous throughout part of South Africa they are thought to be at little conservation risk. However, this has resulted in a situation where these species are seldom studied. This thesis addresses this lack of knowledge...

  3. The Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance: A One Health Consortium

    | Contributor(s):: Mark M. Rweyemamu, Peter Mmbuji, Esron Karimuribo, Janusz Paweska, Dominic Kambarage, Luis Neves, Jean-Marie Kayembe, Aaron Mweene, Mecky Matee

    Formed in 2008, the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) is a One Health consortium of academic and research institutions involved with infectious diseases of humans and animals. Operating in partnership with world-renowned centres of research in industrialised...

  4. Apr 11 2017

    Dogs in Southern African Literatures

    Call for papers: Dogs –once you start looking for them – appear pervasively in the literatures of Southern Africa.  Sometimes they are central characters (as in Jock of the...

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  5. Volunteer tourism : saving the African penguin one volunteer at a time. The case of a seabird rehabilitation centre in the Western Cape, South Africa

    | Contributor(s):: Carole Olivier

    Volunteer tourism, as a form of leisure and/or recreation, is one of the fastest growing forms of tourism globally. It has also become a critical human resource for many organisations in the Western Cape, South Africa who rely on the support of volunteer tourists. A review of the current...

  6. Wildlife conservation and the art of letting go | Geraldine Morelli | TEDxWandsworth

    | Contributor(s):: Geraldine Morelli

    Africa stole her heart and its wildlife changed her life. Through volunteering in a wildlife rehabilitation centre in South Africa, Geraldine learned how we should treat and respect wild animals, precisely by accepting that they are wild and should not be domesticated even though they fascinate...

  7. The hidden cost of eating meat in South Africa: what every responsible consumer should know

    | Contributor(s):: Jankielsohn, A.

    Meat production in South Africa is on an increasing trend. In South Africa rising wealth, urbanisation and a growing middle class means South Africans are eating more processed and high-protein foods, especially meat and dairy products. These foods are more land- and water-intensive than fruit,...

  8. Mate choice, maternal investment and implications for ostrich welfare in a farming environment

    | Contributor(s):: Bonato, M., Cherry, M. I., Cloete, S. W. P.

    At present, the ostrich industry is inefficient, on account of being characterised by inadequate egg production, high embryo mortality, poor chick survival and suboptimal growth rates. However, as ostrich farming commenced only in the mid 19th century in South Africa, farmed ostriches have had a...

  9. Barking up the wrong tree: pet therapy in South Africa

    | Contributor(s):: Pevashnee Naidoo

    There exists but one local detailed, documented study by Bergensen (1989) that focused on the effects of pet facilitated therapy on the self-esteem and socialisation of primary school children. In addition, a handful of articles have been published in South African journals. It is rather...

  10. Dyan deNapoli: The great penguin rescue

    | Contributor(s):: Dyan deNapoli

    A personal story, a collective triumph: Dyan deNapoli tells the story of the world's largest volunteer animal rescue, which saved more than 40,000 penguins after an oil spill off the coast of South Africa. How does a job this big get done? Penguin by penguin by penguin ...

  11. Holding the line: the rural enclosure movement in the Cape colony, c. 1865-1910

    | Contributor(s):: van Sittert, Lance

  12. 'It Is As Bad To Be a Black Man's Animal As It Is To Be a Black Man' - The Politics of Species in Sol Plaatje's Native Life in South Africa

    | Contributor(s):: Swart, Sandra

  13. Hunters' motivations and values: A South African perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Radder, Laetitia, Bech-Larsen, Tino

    This article examines the values and motivations of South African biltong hunters. A hierarchical value map of associations between attributes, consequences and values resulted from laddering interviews with 34 hunters. The Means-End Chain approach proved useful in identifying: (a) personal...

  14. Managing feral cats on a university's campuses: how many are there and is sterilization having an effect?

    | Contributor(s):: Jones, A. L., Downs, C. T.

    Worldwide domestic and feral cat (Felis catus) numbers have increased. Concerns regarding high populations of feral cats in urban areas include wildlife predation, public nuisance, and disease. This study aimed to estimate the size of the feral cat population on 5 campuses of the University of...

  15. Pets and pests: vervet monkey intake at a specialist South African rehabilitation centre

    | Contributor(s):: Healy, A., Nijman, V.

    Vervet monkeys ( Chlorocebus pygerythrus) encounter a plethora of anthropogenic risks as a result of their ability to exploit human-altered environments. A systematic assessment of these risks has not been carried out to date. Here, we aim to begin addressing this gap in our understanding of...

  16. "The World the Horses Made": A South African Case Study of Writing Animals into Social History

    | Contributor(s):: Swart, Sandra

  17. Canis Familiaris: A Dog History of South Africa [Book review]

    | Contributor(s):: van Sittert, Lance, Swart, Sandra

  18. Fanny, The Political Lion

    | Contributor(s):: Malherbe, V. C.

  19. Chimpanzees use multiple strategies to limit aggression and stress during spatial density changes

    | Contributor(s):: Duncan, L. M., Jones, M. A., Lierop, M. van, Pillay, N.

  20. Keynote address--Vertebrate pest animals in the province of the Cape of Good Hope, Republic of South Africa

    | Contributor(s):: Douglas D. Hey

    Southern Africa is renowned for its wealth of animal life both in numbers and variety. Antelope in countless herds once roamed the plains , while the large mammals, the so-called big game, have drawn hunters to this continent from all over the world. Selected wildlife products such as ivory,...