Every wildlife rancher, wildlife translocator, veterinarian and wildlife auctioneer fears these words: capture myopathy. This so-called condition is the Achilles heel of the wildlife industry. Horror stories range from losing one eland to loosing literally the whole truckload of animals to this condition. As can be expected, it can lead to massive financial loss. But...
Prof Verhagen is a senior researcher at the Department of Public and Occupational Health of the VU University Medical Center and the EMGO Institute in Amsterdam. He specializes in Prevention of sports and physcial activity related injuries (including cost-effectiveness and implementation issues) and physical activity promotion integrated in everyday life.
Cheetahs are fast, but springbok are faster over the long haul. Why? What causes muscle fatigue in the hunter,
while the hunted keeps going? And how can high-performance athletes benefit from the research?
The Inaugural Department of Human Biology Learnership Program was hosted by the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine on the 7th October 2015. 60 learners from Belgravia High, Curro Schools and other learners from the 2015 Sports Science Institute Careers Program participated in this full day program.