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The Meru veterinary team is headed by Kenya Wildlife Service Veterinary Officer Dr Bernard Rono. Dr Rono is ably assisted by SWT driver and veterinary assistant Peter Kariuki along with two skilled KWS capture rangers. The team is fully equipped with GPS, Radios, Cameras, and binoculars, a customised 4x4 vehicle suitable for off-road driving, two darting systems that can be alternately used depending on terrain and other prevailing field conditions, all necessary drugs and medical supplies as well as basic laboratory equipment that enables prompt field diagnosis and treatment.
The Meru Mobile Veterinary Unit is operated by the SWT with generous funding from Mr. Companc and has been operational since February 2013.
The SWT/KWS Meru Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to six cases in March, with the team attending to one southern white rhino case, one elephant, two reticulated giraffe, one zebra and one security dog case.Read more
Wildlife in the Meru ecosystem continued to prosper, despite the effects of last year’s drought. Various wildlife species were observed to be in good health, and the number of new-born elephants had increased notably.Read more
Most of the Meru ecosystem continued to receive rain in December which increased forage and water for wildlife. The trees were in full bloom, and the number of reported cases drastically decreased. During the month, the Meru Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 5 cases comprising 1 lion case, 2 elephant cases, 1 giraffe case and 1 zebra case.Read more