This report is the last one for this year
This report is the last one for this year. We will be taking our annual leave in December and resume back in January 2008. November and December have few veterinary emergencies because of the short rains in October and November. The incidences of animal injury from human-wildlife conflicts as well as poaching for bush meat become are reduced following the rains. The animals also become widely dispersed and difficult to see because water and feed is available widely.
This elephant which was treated at Salt Lick on the 28th October was reassessed two weeks after on 12th November. There was no improvement but instead it had deteriorated further.
At Salt Lick we also removed a snare from a bull elephant on the 19th November. The snare was loose around the neck and it had not inflicted any injury.
Lastly we retrieved an adult pregnant buffalo that was stuck in mud at a water pan in Lumo sanctuary on the 27th November.
From Tsavo West, we were requested to examine a hippo which had moved from the nearby river into a water pond within the Kitani Severin camp.
The Mobile Veterinary Unit opearated by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust working with the Kenyan Wildlife Service and funded by Vier Pfoten.