*university of Glasgow Veterinary School, Glasgow, Scotland.
Artificial rearing of some East African antelopes
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
Journal of Zoology
Volume 161, Issue 2, pages 437–442, August 1970
How to Cite
Hutchison, M. (1970), Artificial rearing of some East African antelopes. Journal of Zoology, 161: 437–442. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1970.tb02047.x
- Issue published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 10 February 1970
Six topi (Damaliscus korrigum), five Uganda kob (Adenota kob thomasi) and two kirk's dik-dik (Rhynchotragus kirkii) were artificially reared from a few days of age.
Foue kob and four topi were fed first on a humanized milk powder “Lactogen”; all four developed intestinal disorders which in two cases were fatal. The survivors recovered on a diet of pasteurized cows' milk on which they were satisfactorily reared. Two topi were satisfactorily reared on cows' milk from the time of capture.
One dik-dik was reared from two weeks on cows' milk enriched with egg yolk to the composition of eland (Taurotragus oryx) milk. weight gain was not significantly different to that of a second dik-dik reared on cows' milk alone.
Causes of ill health and death were: (a) dehydration during the first three days of captivity; (b intestinal disorders during the milk-feeding period; and (c) heavy intestinal parasitic infections during the post-weaning period.