She was finally euthanized on 27th January due to non responsive illness. Autopsy revealed a fully extended urinary bladder and extended rectum full of fecal material further confirming the diagnosis.
Treatment of a rescued zebra foal at Voi elephant stockades, 25th January. The zebra foal was rescued from Maasai wildlife conservation Trusts Kuku ranch conservancy after being found wondering alone. Several attempts were made to return her to the area of rescue for reunion with the mother in vain. She was brought to Voi and examination revealed severe dehydration, poor body condition and pneumonia attack.
She was placed on oral rehydration fluids with glucose and norfloxacin antibiotic medication. Her condition improved slightly but succumbed on the third day. Autopsy revealed lung edema and hepatitization, clear signs of severe pneumonia attack. Conclusion and acknowledgments The coming months case load within the region is expected to increase due to the high temperatures being experienced in the region that often leads to drying up of temporary watering points and forage depletion. The unit acknowledges the support of its sponsors ViER PFOTEN through The David Sheldrick Trust for their continued funding of the unit and not forgetting The Kenya Wildlife Service for hosting the unit and provision of other logistical support. Report by: Dr. Jeremiah Poghon The Mobile Veterinary Unit operated by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust working with The Kenyan Wildlife Service and funded by Vier Pfoten.