Tsavo Mobile Veterinary Unit for July 2019

Published on the 16th of August, 2019

During July 2019, the Tsavo Mobile Vet Unit attended 10 cases involving, elephants, buffalo, a gerenuk, a hyena and a lion.

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Two post-mortems were conducted on buffalo carcasses that were confirmed to have anthrax as well as two post-mortems on elephant carcasses that died from arrow and spear wounds. There were also two human-wildlife conflict cases involving a hippo that was killed when it wandered into Manyani Prison and an elephant with a slash wound to the trunk. One elephant and one hyena were also treated for snare wounds; the elephant was taken to the Nairobi Nursery and the hyena was sadly euthanised as the injury was to severe.