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Headed by KWS Field Veterinary Officer Dr. Edward Kariuki this Unit has been equipped with a custom-designed vehicle and all the necessary equipment including a refrigerator, dart gun, VHF radios, GPS, camera, binoculars as well as all the medicines and equipment required for rapid and effective veterinary response. 

A Sheldrick Trust driver and veterinary assistant called Julius Kyalo supports Dr. Edward Kariuki along with two experienced Kenya Wildlife Service capture rangers.

The Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit has been operational since May 2014.

Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for October 2022

The Amboseli ecosystem experienced dry and hot conditions in October 2022. The wetland vegetation was almost depleted by the high population of animals feeding in the area, and vulnerable animals continued to die from drought-related complications

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Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for September 2022

The Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 8 cases in September, 1 of these cases involved an abandoned elephant calf that was successfully rescued. 3 cases, all involving giraffes, were related to poaching. Additionally, the Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit carried out disease surveillance and supported sample collection and collaring for ongoing research on baboons in the Amboseli ecosystem.

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Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for August 2022

The Amboseli Ecosystem continues to suffer through the drought, with vegetation drying off and depleted grasses, marked by bare ground, dominating most areas. Weak, very old and young animals have died from thirst and starvation or succumbed to diseases due to weakened immunity.

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Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Report for July 2022

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Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for May 2022

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Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for April 2022

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Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for March 2022

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Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for February 2022

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Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for January 2022

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Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for December 2021

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Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for November2021

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Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for October 2021

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Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for September 2021

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Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for August 2021

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Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for June 2021

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