Live Animal Capture

Specialising the the safe live capture and recovery of animals, day or night

Live Animal Capture

This important training is especially beneficial for Vets and Vet Students

Any form of wildlife control or animal immobilisation will conjure up a range of emotions, especially amongst those who are opposed to any form of human intervention. However, it is a fact that many animals – wild and domestic – owe their lives to the technological advancements in RCI (Remote Chemical Injection) over the past two decades.

Veterinarians are beginning to recognise the exceptional value of RCI technology to enable stress-free management or large, fractious, and dangerous animals.

Vets see the huge benefits in being able to call on Live Animal Capture operators to carry out remote injections, or for re-capture of escaped cattle and horses that can quickly become dangerous in the public domain.

It is with this in mind that Jelen PWS provide these valuable services. The success of the service is measured by the many successful animal capture operations carried out throughout the year, ranging from Cattle to Dogs, Deer to Horses, Llama’s to Rheas.

Each scenario is unique and requires a specifically formulated operational protocol to facilitate a successful capture operation.

The equipment used by our specialist team can be used for a variety of other tasks including worming, injection of antibiotics, taking of DNA/BIOPSY samples and a range of other applications.

Our Services

This course was written and developed by Mike Allison CEO & Founder of Jelen PWS with the assistance of some of the UK’s leading Vets.  All our Live Capture & Immobilisation operators are trained to the highest standards and hold the UK’s only nationally recognised LANTRA qualification in Live Capture, Immobilisation & Live Animal Care. Our dart projectors and darts are amongst world’s finest equipment for live animal capture and Wildlife Control.

Remote Chemical Injection (RCI)
We are able to deliver remote injections of antibiotics or any other liquid drug through specially designed darts which inject the drug, and then fall to the ground within three or four minutes.

DNA / BIOPSY Tissue retrieval
Specially designed darts permit the retrieval of tissue samples for DNA and BIOPSY analysis. These darts are delivered through a standard 13mm dart projector, and immediately take a tissue sample and then fall to the ground. Please let us know the reasons for your BIOPSY samples, and we can then store the sample in the appropriate media.

Horse Capture & Cattle Capture
It may be necessary to recover escaped animals to prevent accidents, or suffering to an animal suddenly liberated in an ‘alien’ environment. Dependent on the species, and the specific circumstances, we are able to offer a rapid response service to recover escaped horses, cattle and other animals.

Radio Tracking & Telemetry
There are an increasing number of cases where Jelen PWS are called out to dart animals that can become lost in woodland. That can present our staff with additional challenges. Jelen PWS specialise in these difficult cases, and we are the UK’s only professional operators able to carry out night-time capture of animals.

Whatever your requirements, we have a solution to suit your needs.  Enrol on one of our specialised training courses.


2024 Course Dates:

16th & 17th March 2024

21st – 22nd October 2024






 LANTRA is one of the leading awarding bodies for land-based industries in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland.  Lantra is accredited by the British Standards Institution (BSI) for ISO 9001:2015 and ISMS 27001:2013 for Skills+.  It is also recognised by Ofqual, SQA, and Qualification Wales.

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