Wildlife Pharmaceuticals

Wildlife Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd, founded in 1997, is a South African pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organization dedicated to products used for wildlife immobilization, sedation, and tranquilization. The company addresses the need for suitable medicines required for the management of zoo and wildlife animals and has become a leading player in the field.  Wildlife Pharmaceuticals pioneers innovation and provides high-quality solutions to the wildlife veterinary industry.

Wildlife Pharmaceuticals offers a comprehensive range of services and capabilities to meet the unique needs of zoo and wildlife veterinarians. With expertise in pharmaceutical development, manufacturing, and distribution, the company stands at the forefront of the industry.

38 Wilken street, Rocky Drift, White River, 1240, South Africa Phone number +27 13 751 2328 Email address vetsupplies@wildpharm.co.za

About Wildlife Pharmaceuticals

Wildlife Pharmaceuticals continues to expand its product portfolio through ongoing research and development efforts. With a dedicated pipeline for registration activities, the company is actively working on new formulations and medicines to address emerging needs in zoo and wildlife veterinary care.

Key facts and figures

Veterinary clinics, animal zoological / safari parks served

Innovations and products

Wildlife Pharmaceuticals has developed several standout products that have made a significant impact in zoo and wildlife veterinary care. Some of their notable offerings include:

  • Thiafentanil oxalate: This newer generation potent opioid is used for wildlife anaesthesia, ensuring safe and effective handling during veterinary procedures.
  • Etorphine: One of the first potent opioids to be used in wildlife veterinary medicine, etorphine plays a crucial role in anaesthetizing wildlife for medical examinations and procedures.
  • Naltrexone: This opioid antidote is utilized in wildlife management to fully antagonize opioids, thereby reversing their anaesthetic effects.
  • Diprenorphine: Diprenorphine serves as an effective antidote for reversing the anaesthetic effects of etorphine in wildlife while retaining some analgesic and sedating effects.
  • Midazolam: Manufactured at a high concentration, this sedative can now be incorporated into anaesthetic protocols for safer immobilisations.