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Unread post by Wild@Heart » Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:30 am

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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Unread post by Imberbe » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:05 am

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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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Unread post by katydownunder » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:12 pm

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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Unread post by katydownunder » Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:10 am

This Kudu bull on the S100.

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Unread post by Meinfam » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:36 am

The king with one eye near TSHOKWANE.

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Unread post by Freda » Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:39 pm

This steenbok looked very odd but he had a mate so she must have thought he looked cute :D
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Unread post by katydownunder » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:36 pm

We saw this Oryx without horns in Kgalagadi last May.
A really odd sighting.

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Unread post by Meinfam » Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:28 am

On Mlambane road over the weekend.
We had a nice trip; 3 leopards and 8 lions.

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Unread post by katydownunder » Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:48 pm

We saw this Zebra with an Umbilical Hernia north of Skukuza :

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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:46 pm

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What a beauty! Look at those horns! WOW!

But wait! What is wrong with his mouth?

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This kudu survived a potentially fatal injury and in spite of its tongue semi-permanently protruding from the side of its mouth as a result of this injury it is obviously prospering.
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Buffalo without horns

Unread post by nwan » Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:07 am

On the 3rd of August, 2007 I was on the S100 outside Satara and came across 2 buffaloes, the one however had no horns! Why and what would be the reason. The next day I saw a huge herd on the tar road to Skukuza and one of the buffaloes had the weirdest horns- one pointing up and the other one down! Has anyone seen him before? I have pics of both. I hope someone can fill me in>

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Unread post by KNP Spokesman » Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:27 pm

Hi Nwan

It could be a number of things. Buffalo can loose their horns from a number of reasons that range from fighting to diseases. If you perhaps got a picture of the buffalo, I can send it to one of the vets to find out for sure for you.

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Unread post by nwan » Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:10 am

Hi there. I've finally figured out how to post pics!! So here are the pics of the buffs with no horns and the one with weird horns, seen in August 2007 in the Satara area.
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Unread post by KNP Spokesman » Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:53 pm

Hi Nwan

Although I cannot say for sure (possibly one of our resident vets can perhaps?) but I can't really see any deformation on the photograph with "no horns". I think it is probably that they got broken off, perhaps in a fight or perhaps snagged on something.

Regarding the strange shape, this is a deformity that happens every so often. It looks a bit strange, but they seem to adapt to the situation.

Hi Johan van Rensburg

Very strange. The Kudu got his teeth kicked out, I'll lay odds it was a fight with another bull. That bull looks pretty powerful, I'd like to see what the other guy looked like after the fight.

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