Workshop November 2019

24/03/2022

Ten veterinary students from Denmark, Kenya and the US have just left Mara North Conservancy after having participated in the second workshop of MNC Dog Health Project. Under supervision of veterinarians from Copenhagen University, Nairobi University, Tufts University and Egerton, the students perform castrations and spays of the maasai dogs, in order to control breeding, transfer of veneral diseases, aggression and roaming behavior. The students also go into the field to vaccinate and deworm dogs to reduce the risk of transfer of these diseases to wildlife, humans and other domestic dogs.

The dogs are being treated on a voluntary basis, and up to now 86 dogs have been castrated/spayed in and around Mararienda and 2200 dogs have been vaccinated and dewormed.

The MNC Dog project managed by project leader Rikke Langebæk, DVM and has been supported by KBCT, Englund’s Fund as well as several Danish medical suppliers (Kruuse A/S, e-Vet, Boehringer, Eickemeyer), that have donated surgical materials.

The November 2019 team:

Students:

DENMARK:

  • Miranda Turac
  • Anna Enevold Fredsted
  • Sabrina B. Knudsen
  • Sophie Renee Hartvig Jensen
  • Ameli Victoria Loft-Andersen

USA:

  • Adrian Dannis
  • Melissa Christopherson

KENYA:

  • Ian Ayugu
  • Suleiman Issak
  • Colleta Sang

 VETS:

  • VetAid team: Dr. Gabriel Turasha (main local organizer) and Mr. Inderjiit (in charge of vaccinations)
  • Veterinarians from Nairobi University, KE: Dr. Esther Marshabi and Dr. Specioza
  • Veterinarian from Egerton University, Nakuru, KE: Dr. Mosiani Kisipan
  • Veterinary intern: Dr. Topirian Kerempe
  • Veterinarian from University of Copenhagen, DK: Associate professor Rikke Langebæk (project manager) and Dr. Helle Harding Poulsen (anesthesiologist)
  • Veterinarian from Tufts University, US: Dr. Stephen deVincent
  • Local veterinarian from Mararienta: James Leyian

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