Introduction The month of September remains one of the driest months in the Tsavo/Amboseli ecosystem
Introduction The month of September remains one of the driest months in the Tsavo/Amboseli ecosystem. Cases attended included the traditional elephant injuries and rescues. Generally there was an increase in snaring of giraffes. Other species fared better in the month. Treatment of a young elephant in Sobo area of Tsavo East, 11th September. The unit was involved in immobilization and treatment of a 5 year old female elephant that was injured on the right foreleg by suspected arrow shot. The wound was cleaned using a mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide to clear pus and debris before administration of iodine. Green clay was finally used to cover the wound. Other medication was also administered.
The Mobile Veterinary Unit operated by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust working with The Kenyan Wildlife Service and funded by Vier Pfoten