Meru Mobile Veterinary Report for September 2023

Published on the 15th of October, 2023

The dry weather in September was continuation of the parched conditions that prevailed in August. The SWT/KWS Meru Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 7 cases in total.

The team successfully de-snared 2 Reticulated giraffe bulls in the Garissa area, both animals have a good prognosis for recovery. The team also treated Chebby, an adult lioness in Meru National Park, for soft tissue injuries on her jaw incurred while hunting. They later administered vaccination against trypanosomiasis to Sep, an adult male security dog attached to the Meru Rhino Canine Unit. Additionally, the veterinary team performed 3 autopsies. These included a reticulated giraffe bull in Garissa area that died from injuries sustained in a vehicle collision; a geriatric security horse named Adam in Aberdare National Park whose demise was attributed to colic and age-related complications; and a young female white rhino in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy that succumbed to injures sustained during an altercation with a male attempting to mate.

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