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On my trip to Kruger this time last year we saw a young Impala covered in what seemed to be golf ball sized tumours. It was pathetically thin, but still rather lively. Unfortunately no picture.

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Must have been a sad sight, MM :cry: :cry: , it probably didn't make it much longer seeing it was already so thin when you saw it. :(

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Got this impie today in pouring rain.

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

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Bad eyesight.

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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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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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I stumbled over this thread and remembered that we had some strange sightings during our travels.
I had a look through all our photos and found quite a few.

We saw this Baboon male near Satara who obviously lost his right foot.

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This Kudu bull on the S100.

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