• 1 Karkloof Road, Howick
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  • 1 Karkloof Road, Howick
  • 033-330-3036

Rabies Research Project

Rabies Research Project

Effectiveness of the Rabies Vaccination in Black-Backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas) and Side-Striped Jackals (Canis adustus), and other small predators, in South Africa.

 

The purpose of this project will be to test the effectiveness of the rabies vaccination on predators in South Africa. We will be focusing on the Black-backed Jackal and the Side-Striped Jackal Jackals who have become one of the scariest animals to South African residents due to rabies outbreaks. These rather gentle and scared creatures have become prominent rabies carriers due to their social and eating habits.
Our goal at FreeMe KZN is to release healthy and able animals into the wild and with this research, we hope to find the correct method and vaccine to use to prevent rabies outbreaks.