Meru Mobile Veterinary Report for January 2023

Published on the 15th of February, 2023

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.

The beginning of the year was relatively quiet, with only three cases attended to throughout the month. One case involved a security horse named Adam who was injured while grazing. He as treated successfully and will be back in fine form, up to patrolling Aberdare National Park. The other two cases were elephant treatments arising from human-elephant conflict. The first was a lame elephant bull in Lerata Village (Samburu County) with a bullet wound on the right hindleg. The other was an elephant bull in Sarara Camp - Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy who had spear and arrow wounds on the right forelimb. Dr Aminga is optimistic that both will make a full recovery.

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