Wynand J. Goosen

Wynand J. Goosen

Cape Town, South Africa

Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Animal TB Group.

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Published on Sep 05, 2018

Bringing the lab to the rhino....

Yes, you heard me right.There is no point of investing money and time into immobilizing endangered animalslike African rhinoceros if the samples you transport from the field to the lab are compromi...

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Published on Aug 31, 2018

Let's talk about thé rhino in the room....

Mycobacterium bovis in a Free-Ranging Black Rhinoceros, Kruger National Park, South Africa.Michele A. Miller, Peter E. Buss, Paul D. van Helden, Sven D.C. ParsonsAuthor affiliations: Stellenbosch ...

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Published on Aug 29, 2018

Who's the Animal TB Group?

Who's the Animal TB Group?The Animal TB research program takes a multi-pronged approach to improving knowledge of the epidemiology, pathogenesis and immunology of bovine tuberculosis (BTB). This in...

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Published on Aug 27, 2018

Sampling one rhino requires a professional team of people..

When sampling one rhinoceros you need a dedicated team that consists of rangers, wildlife veterinarians, scientists and a pilot. Tasks include getting everyone into the field and back to camp safel...

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Published on Aug 27, 2018

Regression analysis

Today we compared a serial dilution of recombinant equine IFN-gamma (Blue) and native rhinoceros IFN-gamma (Red) measured using the equine ELISA Pro kit in rhinoceros plasma matrix. Both samples di...

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Published on Aug 24, 2018

Sample collection

We collected bronchial alveolar lavage (BAL) and blood samples from a chemically immobolized white rhinoceros inside Veterinary Wildlife Services' bomas in Kruger National Park. All sample collecti...

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Published on Aug 23, 2018

Rhino or Phoenix? Importance of translocation..

Many years ago the rhino population in Kruger National Park (KNP) disappeared. Thank to the efforts of Dr Ian Player and a project called: "Operation Rhino" rhinos were translocated from Hluhluwe-i...

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Published on Aug 23, 2018

Time for some knowledge....

Most people are aware of the significant threat that poaching has had on current rhinoceros populations.  However, there is evidence that hunting also played a role in the extinction of the woolly...

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Published on Aug 22, 2018

Small friends makes the best friends....

These guys are one of many nocturnal primates in Kruger National Park and is native to the African continent. They are very cute and lovely to have around.

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Reply to:TerriJohnsonTerriJohnson
Unfortunately it can't be treated, infected animals are either euthanized (livestock and some wildlife species like African buffaloes) or removed from the rest of the population like in the case for endangered species like rhinoceros or African elephants.
Reply to:DawnHodgesDawnHodges
Thank you. I haven't had a chance to update this project. My PhD student took it over. I am now focused on improving surveillance of zoonotic Mycobacteria spp. in livestock and wildlife at the livestock-wildlife-human transmission interfaces. HIV-infected people are especially at risk to be infec...more
Reply to:Nicole SharpeNicole Sharpe
Hi Nicole, These guys are adorable and they are so relaxed. This specific one hangs around my mentor's house every night and just hangs around when we are sitting outside. He even enjoys a snack now and then straight from the hand.