Heather Anholt

hezyanholt

Lilongwe

Kuti Wildlife Reserve

wildlife veterinarian

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Published on Apr 18, 2021

field centrifuge

This is how we measure packed cell volume (an indication of anemia) in the field. Amazingly, my neighbour is a mechanical engineer and just recently imported a 3d printer. Check out the video file...

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Published on Apr 17, 2021

little updates

These last couple of months have found us many opportunities for field work and opportunistic sample collection. That said, I'm antsy to get back into the lab and catch up on sample processing and ...

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Published on Mar 04, 2021

Running PCRs

Peter took me through PCR protocols today and we ran samples 10-14 out of 50. (The first 9 samples were run last year during a translocation of waterbuck and zebra. All of those samples were negat...

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Published on Jan 26, 2021

Ranger training on necropsy and sample collection is underway

This week we visited our field sites Thuma Forest Reserve and Kasungu National Park. Sample collection kits were distributed to patrol leaders and we completed labs on biosafety, sample collection,...

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Published on Jan 16, 2021

sampling kits

Getting ready this week for an upcoming visit to field sites where we will be doing wildlife necropsy and sampling training with rangers and distributing sample kits. This is an example of active ...

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Published on Dec 06, 2020

Sampling continues

So far we have collected over 40 blood samples from wildlife. These were animals undergoing necessary and unrelated veterinary procedures, translocations, or relocations, or animals found deceased....

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Published on Sep 19, 2020

TrypanoGEN

I enjoyed the TrypanoGEN workshop in Liwonde last week and am excited to get to work together with these keen scientists!TrypanoGEN studies the genetic determinants of trypanosomiasis and schistos...

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Published on Sep 19, 2020

Ever heard of a grysbok?

This little antelope species was brought in for vet care recently after a snaring injury. As part of our research we are collecting blood samples from wildlife that are under anesthesia for unrelat...

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Published on Sep 13, 2020

Flex

We are all ecstatic to have reached our funding target! Any additional money we now raise will go to sending positive samples to South Africa for sequencing. This can provide golden information for...

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yes indeed, but we are focusing on grant writing. a lot of my time is going into that right now!
Mar 05, 2021
Is trypanosomiasis a health risk for translocated wildlife in Malawi?
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yass!
Sep 16, 2020
Is trypanosomiasis a health risk for translocated wildlife in Malawi?
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Hello team, It is nice to see another project based in Africa! This is a fantastic idea, and I'm looking forward to following along with your work via experiment. Good luck! Hezy
Sep 01, 2020
What kills elephants at waterholes in Zimbabwe?
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