Study

Removal of a snare from a white rhinoceros in the West Nile White Rhino Sanctuary

  • Published source details Spinage C.A. & Fairrie R.D. (1966) Removal of a snare from a white rhinoceros in the West Nile White Rhino Sanctuary. African Journal of Ecology, 4, 149-151.

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Rehabilitate injured, sick or weak mammals

Action Link
Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
  1. Rehabilitate injured, sick or weak mammals

    A study in 1965 in a grassland site in West Nile District, Uganda (Spinage & Fairrie 1966) found that after rehabilitation, a snare wound in a white rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum simum healed. One day after an operation to retrieve a deeply embedded snare from a leg, the adult female white rhinoceros was walking and grazing. Three weeks after the operation, the wound appeared nearly healed and, after six weeks, the rhinoceros was not limping anymore. Five months after the operation, the rhinoceros produced a calf. In July 1965, a white rhinoceros found limping due to a snare wound was immobilised and the snare was cut out with a hacksaw. The wound was swabbed with alcohol, smeared with intramammary penicillin and dusted with penicillin powder. A rough bandage was applied and, during the operation, the rhinoceros was injected with dimethylchlortetracycline.

    (Summarised by: Ricardo Rocha)

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