Chemical and Physical Restraint
of Wild Animals

A Training and Field Manual for African Species





Edited by Michael D. Kock and Richard Burroughs
IWVS (Africa)
PO Box 106, Greyton, 7233, South Africa
Second Edition 2012 ISBN 978-062052162-8

“The second edition of “Chemical and Physical Restraint of Wild Animals” is a compendium of the knowledge and experience of various authorities in chemical and physical restraint of African wildlife. The book is well written and amply illustrated with excellent photographs. The information presented is very practical, thorough and easy to use, both in the field and as an educational tool. The species immobilization chapter has been extensively revised with authors offering an account of species-specific characteristics, drug and dosage recommendations for more than 70 African species. This  second edition will be an invaluable resource and a handy field manual for wildlife professionals involved in capture and restraint of animals in Africa and elsewhere.”

Jacob M. Mwanzia BVM, MVPH, MPhil Wildlife Management
Wildlife Veterinarian
Crown Prince Court, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

“The first edition of the Manual: “Chemical and Physical Restraint of Wild Animals” is never far from my side when I am at work, because it was by far the best work of this kind available today. The information contained in this expanded and revised edition, covers all aspects relating to immobilization – theory and practical – and is written by experienced authors, who are leaders in their fields. It will replace my first edition and is undoubtedly an invaluable tool for any veterinarian working with African wildlife, in captivity or in the field – a real “must have”!
As a training manual or reference work, there is simply no beating it.”

Peter Brothers BVSc, MSc (VTD)
Wildlife Veterinarian and Director Brothers Safaris
Chairman: Wildlife Group of the South African Veterinary Association