Meru Mobile Veterinary Unit for August 2019

Published on the 16th of September, 2019

The drought situation has continued to worsen in Northern Kenya with scarce water and diminishing pasture for both wildlife and livestock. These conditions result in increased interactions between humans and wildlife, often resulting in injuries, as well as increase in the chances of disease transmission between livestock and wildlife.

During the month the Meru Veterinary Unit attended to a waterbuck which had a wire snare around its neck and treated a zebra foal for wounds sustained in a predation attempt. In Shaba national reserve an elephant calf was immobilized to treat lameness on its left hind leg. Other cases are described in the report below.