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Dr Adriaan Jacobus Olivier

aolivier@kleinkaroo.com

03/2001 to Current

  • Manager and Research Veterinarian & Laboratory manager; Klein Karoo International (part of Klein Karoo Group).
  • Procurement and development of sustainable ostrich production (commercial and BBEE) for KKI’s export facilities.
Dr. Adriaan Olivier
Adriaan Jacobus Olivier

Functions include

  • Management and advisory service to KKI export abattoirs on quality assurance, food safety aspects and animal health.
  • Management of development projects in WC, EC, NC and Free State
  • Diagnostic and extension service, disease surveillance, animal welfare and supply chain quality management.
  • Research and development including Health: vaccines, pharmaceuticals, AI, NCD, Mycoplasma
  • Logistical and expertise assistance to Training Institutions research projects on ostrich related matters [UP, US’s a & W. Cape, Dept Agriculture].
  • Advisor to South African Ostrich Business Chamber on all aspects relating to ostriches (disease, welfare, development), Export policy (disease surveillance) and research.
  • Member of the SA Veterinary association – Poultry group
  • Participant OFFLU (OIE) as regional specialized species expert and contributor
  • Author to chapters in books on Wildlife farming & Industry guidelines – Ostriches.
  • Course presenter – Veterinary Science students UP: Wildlife, Ostriches and Crocodiles elective (2009 - 2014)
  • Written and evaluation of policy documents for Industry and DAFF on farmed game and game.
  • Monitor Poultry Health and Production (UP – Fac Veterinary Science 2013)

Tertiary education

BVSc 1991-1996 Univ. of Pretoria

Employment

    • 6/1996 –10/1996 Private Small animal practice, Private mixed practice.
    • 10/1996-10/1998 Research Veterinarian [Ostrich Unit] – Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute [OVI-ARC], Pretoria
    • 10/1998-11/1999 Animal Health for Developing Farmers at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Onderstepoort.
    • 12/1999-03/2001 Lecturer – Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria
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