Parvovirus in Dogs

Canine parvovirus is a fatal, highly contagious and highly resistant viral disease of dogs. It can survive for up to a year in the environment, resisting the effects of heat, detergents and alcohol. It is very common during the cold and rainy season as this provides a conducive environment for its proliferation and survival. The …

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One Year After Graduation

However, I am not going to lie to you and say that the work environment is all roses, there will be situations where it will be all thorns and you have to find a balance. Above all just be respectful, but don't allow people to step down on you.


Flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) also known as flea bite dermatitis or flea bite hypersensitivity is a common skin condition that affects both dogs and cats. It often presents as a prolonged severe itching in both cats and dogs although it can also present as excessive grooming in cats. Flea allergy dermatitis normally occurs throughout the …


Overgrown Hooves, Neglected Donkey

While doing some research work in Kitui last week, I came across a case of a neglected donkey whose hooves had grown so long she could barely walk, in fact she was limping. Her front left hoof was so long it had coiled severally while her front right hoof was also overgrown. The poor donkey …

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Rift Valley Fever (RVF) Alert

Owing to the heavy and prolonged rainfall in various parts of the country, the ministry of agriculture and the ministry of health have released a joint press release on alert for potential Rift Valley Fever outbreaks. Rift valley fever is a viral disease of livestock (cows,goats) that affects humans who get into contact with blood …

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