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I wonder would that be because of age?

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Is that a third horn or do duikers have some sort of growth there? Image Image


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Nannie wrote:
Is that a third horn or do duikers have some sort of growth there?

IMHO i think it is just a little tuft of hair :?

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Seems to have a big tummy as well.
Pretty little thing.

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I wrote in an earlier posting about a lttle Impie I saw covered in lumps, or tumours.
I spoke to a ranger about it recently and he said that without any doubt, the impie had TB.

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Also saw something like that MM. :?

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macho mouse wrote:
I wrote in an earlier posting about a little Impie I saw covered in lumps, or tumors.
I spoke to a ranger about it recently and he said that without any doubt, the impie had TB.

I would be very wary of accepting this kind of info or "diagnosis". Lumps and tumors are not clinical signs normally associated with TB in animals but rather things such as: progressive emaciation, lethargy, weakness

To the best of my knowledge (and I might be wrong) I've not yet heard of any cases of TB in impala but indeed in kudu, lechwe and captive Arabian oryx.

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Recently I went to Addo and saw this little Jackal Pup running around with no hair.....riddled with Mange!
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Poor little guy. Imagine the itching all those mites cause!
I saw on a documentary of leopards made in a reserve bordering Kruger that the darted a leopard cub with a anti parasitic drug to get rid of the mange mites. I'm sure SANParks don't do the same though.

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Wow Boulder... :D ! Shame, the poor lil thing... :cry:

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francoisd wrote:
macho mouse wrote:
I wrote in an earlier posting about a little Impie I saw covered in lumps, or tumors.
I spoke to a ranger about it recently and he said that without any doubt, the impie had TB.

I would be very wary of accepting this kind of info or "diagnosis". Lumps and tumors are not clinical signs normally associated with TB in animals but rather things such as: progressive emaciation, lethargy, weakness

To the best of my knowledge (and I might be wrong) I've not yet heard of any cases of TB in impala but indeed in kudu, lechwe and captive Arabian oryx.


Sorry to have to disagree with you, but lumps is indeed a known sign of possible TB. Have seen it in Lion and Kudu. And yes, TB in Impala has been reported in KNP.

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As far as I know TB has also been reported in Giraffe .. As for the lumps. What I've heard and seen is that TB can in most cases only be detected throught tests unless it comes to a very late stage where you can see the physical weakening of the animals and you can see the tell-tale signs.

Such as disorientated .. lumps etc. Then again .. I'm not a vet or even close to any medical proffession hence I will listen to the real professionals out there.

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You are spotton! The only reliable way of confirming TB used to be by dissection of the animal. Recently a few test have been designed by which accurate diagnosis can be made. I do not know the technical detail but it involves injecting the animal with a fluid and measuring the swelling it causes.

Lumps can thus not be seen as a definite indication of TB. You cannot make a diagnosis just by lumps. (Many other factors also cause lumps) It is however common for TB infected animals to get lumps, especially in the latter stages of the sikness.
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