Mount Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for December 2020

Published on the 15th of January, 2021

During December 2020, the Mt Kenya Wildlife Veterinary Unit attended to many wildlife cases that required urgent veterinary intervention in the Laikipia ecosystem and Mt. Kenya region.

Some of the wildlife cases attended to included treatment of an elephant with a bullet wound and another two with snares, also snare removal from a zebra, treatment of an eland with an abdominal wound and the rescue of a giraffe stuck in a swamp. In Ol Pejeta, a Southern White rhino bull needed a vasectomy so it could be used as a teaser bull, oocytes were collected from two Northern White rhinos, the horn was trimmed on a Southern White rhino and a blind rhino was rescued. Other cases included treatment of a bongo with a vaginal prolapse and another with an abscess, translocation of wild animals from Gen. Karangi farm to Ngawa Ranch, Nyeri, capture and wild animals at Mt. Kenya Conservancy to Fairmont Safari Club.

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