Mt Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit for April 2020

Published on the 15th of May, 2020

During the month of April, the Mount Kenya Mobile Vet Unit attended to several wildlife cases across the Laikipia ecosystem and Mount Kenya region, several of which required urgent veterinary intervention.

Patients varied from elephants and rhinos to zebras and bongos. Cases included treatment on Mpala Ranch of a one-year-old elephant calf suffering from a bullet injury, while an elephant calf within Ol Pejeta Conservancy required assistance having become entangled in a wire snare. Both calves were successfully treated and reunited with their respective mothers. Treatment was given to a female bongo with poor body condition, likely the result of a parasite infestation, while the KWS Vet heading the team performed surgery on an adult male common zebra to remove a painful cancerous growth. At the Solio Rhino Sanctuary, a follow-up treatment was provided to a young white rhino recovering from injuries sustained in conflict with another rhino.