Headed by KWS Field Veterinary Officer Dr. Jeremiah Poghon this Unit has been equipped with a custom-designed vehicle and all the necessary equipment including a vaccine refrigerator, dart gun, VHF radios, GPS, camera, binoculars as well as all the medicines required for rapid and effective veterinary response. An SWT Driver and veterinary assistant support Dr. Poghon along with two experienced Kenya Wildlife Service capture rangers.
This Unit is operated by the SWT with funding from Four Paws and has been operational since November 2003.
The prevailing hot and dry conditions in Tsavo East National Park continued into the month of October. ...Read more
In September the SWT/KWS Tsavo Veterinary Unit attended to ten separate wildlife cases, while also seeing a slight increase in cases of unknown deaths in zebras in Dakota and Mgeno areas of Tsavo, which are currently suspected to be a result of dehydration because of water scarcity....Read more
During August, the SWT/KWS Tsavo Mobile Veteterinary Unit attended to various cases spread throughout the vast ecosystem. Many of the cases were the result of illegal snaring and natural causes. ...Read more