Meru Mobile Veterinary Report for July 2023

Published on the 15th of August, 2023

The weather in the Meru ecosystem in July was marked by dry conditions and a significant increase in daytime temperatures. The harsh weather transformed the once lush and green vegetation into a dry and parched landscape. There was also a noticeable reduction in river flow.

The SWT/KWS Meru Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 7 wildlife cases in July. The team administered prophylactic treatment against Trypanosomiasis to a security dog at the Meru Canine Unit; treated an adult female elephant for a spear wound on the left flank; treated a sub-adult male elephant with an arrowhead lodged in the left cheek; carried out an autopsy on a reticulated giraffe bull carcass suspected to have been bitten by a venomous snake; attended to an adult female elephant suffering from marked lameness; treated a sub-adult lioness with a contaminated bite wound on the head; and treated an adult reticulated giraffe bull with a contaminated wound on the back which was most likely incurred during a failed lion attack.

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