It was a tragic day for all of us at Ithumba, because by morning Salaita was so ill that he was unable to get to his feet. We inserted a Dextrose drip into an ear vein, but to no avail, because he passed away before noon. The Trustís Mobile Veterinary Unit arrived and undertook a post-mortem, which showed that pulmonary pneumonia was the cause of his death.
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