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Adrian S.W. Tordiffe

  • BVSc, MSc (African Mammalogy), PhD (Biochemistry)
  • Senior Lecturer
  • University of Pretoria
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Research interests

CheetahsZoo medicineMetabolismVeterinary careAnesthesiologyVeterinary clinical pathologyWildlifePhysiologyStressMetabolomicsFelid nutritionWild felids


My research focus is in the field of non-communicable diseases of both captive and free-ranging wild felids and primates. I am particularly interested in their nutritional physiology, clinical pathology and anaesthesia

Co-authors (80)

  • Channen Long
  • Kat Whitehouse-Tedd

Publications (5)

  • Assessment of a portable lactate meter for field use in the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)

    • Cole G
    • Tordiffe A
    • Steenkamp G
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  • Cardiopulmonary effects of anaesthesia maintained by propofol infusion versus isoflurane inhalation in cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)

    • Buck R
    • Tordiffe A
    • Zeiler G
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  • Non-invasive assessment of adrenocortical activity as a measure of stress in giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

    • Bashaw M
    • Sicks F
    • Palme R
    • et al.
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  • Erratum: New Insights into Samango Monkey Speciation in South Africa (PLoS ONE (2015) 10:3 (e0117003))

    • Dalton D
    • Linden B
    • Wimberger K
    • et al.
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  • Pulmonary infection due to mycobacterium bovis in a black rhinoceros (Diceros bicomis minor) in South Africa

    • Esple I
    • Hlokwe T
    • Van Gey Pittius N
    • et al.

Professional experience

Senior Lecturer

University of Pretoria

May 2015 - Present

Research Veterinarian

National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

April 2007 - Present

Education history


North-West University

May 2011 - August 2017(6 years)

MSc (African Mammalogy)

University of Pretoria

January 2006 - December 2006(a year)


University of Pretoria

January 1992 - June 1997(5 years)