Funding for this research was provided by:
National Research Foundation (SFP13090332476, 98110)
Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad (ZEIN21013PR396)
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (108803)
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Received: 15 November 2017
Accepted: 15 February 2018
First Online: 20 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Specimen collection was approved by the Deputy Director Animal Health, Gauteng Province. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) authorised the research in terms of Section 20 of the Animal Diseases Act (Act 35 of 1984) (Reference: 12/11/1/1/6). The South African Veterinary Council authorised RFH-W to administer specific chemical immobilisation compounds and the Mogale’s Gate Biodiversity Centre management approved RFH-W’s ethical approach during darting and collaring of jackals, as well as regular monitoring of the jackals’ condition while collared.
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