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Woodley Vet Diagnostics support ete medikal at KLIVET 2018, Turkey

Woodley Vet Diagnostics support new distribution partners ete medikal at KLIVET 2018, Turkey from 26-29 April 2018


Woodley Lab Systems Launch in Sweden with LifeAssays

Great to support our new distribution partners LifeAssays over the weekend at Vetadagarna 2018, Norrköping as we launch the Woodley Lab Systems in Sweden.


Woodley Vet Diagnostics are exhibiting at Voorjaarsdagen European Veterinary Conference

Woodley Vet Diagnostics are exhibiting at Voorjaarsdagen European Veterinary Conference, The Hague on 12th and 13th April 2018


Woodley Veterinary Diagnostics is exhibiting at RoVECCS Conference in Bucharest

Looking forward to the next few days at the RoVECCS Conference in Bucharest. Woodley's expanding range of Laboratory Critical Care products are proving more popular than ever. Come and see the Woodley team upstairs in Booths




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News » Woodley Equipment Sponsor Advanced Wildlife Immobilisation Course 2017 in Kruger Park, South Africa Bookmark and Share

Woodley Equipment Sponsor Advanced Wildlife Immobilisation Course 2017 in Kruger Park, South Africa


Following the success of previous courses, Woodley Equipment were once again delighted to sponsor the Advanced Wildlife Immobilisation Course at Kruger Park, South Africa.

This course was run by Dr Leith Meyer, Dr Richard Burroughs, Dr Adrian Tordiffe, Dr Peter Buss, Dr Gareth Zeiler and Dr Angela Brüns. This is a highly recommended course for any Veterinarian who wants to pursuit a successful career in wildlife.

Different wildlife species covered in the course included Rhino, Impala, Hippopotamus, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra and Primates.

Following a review of the Central Nervous, Cardiovascular and Respiratory systems, different monitoring methods including Pulse Oximetry, Capnography and Blood Gases using the epoc blood gas/electrolyte analyser were explained together with how to interpret the results.

The epoc blood gas/electrolyte analyser supplied by Woodley Equipment together, with other monitors were used to demonstrate the effects of chemical immobilisation and how important monitoring is.

Practical sessions were conducted with Impala, Rhino’s, Elephants and Hyena’s to demonstrate what happens in the animal with different drug combinations and the response when Butorphanol and Oxygen is given.

The sessions provided in depth insight about fundamental pharmacology, as well as Opioids, Cyclohexamines, Alpha-2 agonists, Benzodiazepines and Tranquilizers to give a better understanding of what happens to the animals when they are immobilised. Long-term Immobilisation, Analgesics, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial and Anthelmintic use were also explained and discussed.

The course also covered capture related complications including Respiratory depression, Cardiovascular failure, Hyperthermia, Stress and Myopathy together with CPR during immobilisation/anaesthesia. Dr Hardus Visser gave a refresher talk about First Aid and CPR procedures to be able to handle drug accidents should they occur to a colleague or themselves.

All 18 delegates went away from the course with a thorough understanding of Pulse oximetry, Capnography and Blood Gases, and how to properly understand research papers.

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