Meru Mobile Veterinary Unit for October 2019

Published on the 16th of November, 2019

This report describes activities of the Meru Veterinary Unit in northern Kenya in October 2019. Following the drought, the short rain season started in October in northern Kenya. This came as a relief for wildlife which was affected negatively by the drought.

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In Ol Malo ranch, Laikipia the veterinary unit attended to an elephant which showed severe lameness due to a gunshot injury. We continued to monitor the health status of buffalo in Meru National Park. The veterinarian also attended training on rhino medicine and a validation workshop for monitoring illegal killing of elephants (MIKE).