Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit for October 2019

Published on the 16th of November, 2019

The period under review was characterised by moderate to heavy precipitation with plenty of food and water available for most herbivores. Cases reported for intervention greatly decreased possibly due to decreased competition for resources such as water and fodder thereby limiting human-wildlife conflicts.

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A pride of lions at Olkeju Ronkai within Mara National Reserve were reported with unusual signs of coughing, lethargy and dyspnea. The clinical signs were consistent with viral rhinotracheitis which is self-limiting when the animal immunity is not compromised. Continuous monitoring of these lions for the next one week revealed tremendous improvement and they all finally recovered.

The following report covers the cases attended to in October 2019.