Mara Mobile Veterinary Report for September 2021

Published on the 15th of October, 2021

September experienced scarce precipitation which increased in intensity towards the end. Most days of the month were calm with a few cases requiring veterinary intervention reported towards month end.

The Unit attended to 7 cases including 2 snared zebras, 1 arrowed and 2 speared elephants. Unfortunately, one of the speared elephants had to be euthanised as the injury to his leg was too severe. Another elephant was examined and found to have a complete fracture of the leg, possibly from falling off a cliff and sadly also had to be euthanised. Additionally, a cheetah was successfully treated for a spear wound but this was likely due to human-wildlife conflict.

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