Kenya Animal Welfare Advocacy Network (KAWAN)  which is a club that promotes animal welfare in the country held their animal grooming day at the KSPCA Nairobi grounds on the 9th of September. They also gathered support from the Donkey sanctuary on donkey welfare issues and activities. The students from the University of Nairobi carried out various activities as listed in the pictorial... Continue Reading →

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There’s a fever in town and papaya leaves are in trouble! This fever has no known cure or vaccine (typical of viral diseases), however studies done show that papaya leaves can be used to treat it. If a person is bitten by an infected mosquito, it takes about one to two weeks for symptoms to develop.... Continue Reading →

"A wild animal that has tasted human blood will not stop killing until it is hunted down and killed" this is what the maasai warriors believe. Is it true, or is just a mere cultural belief. Before you dismiss it,  remember that the maasai have coexisted with wild animals for a very long time. The... Continue Reading →

Do your parents have that one embarrassing story from your childhood that they like to tell your friends and relatives during gatherings? Mine do, and the story goes like this, apparently when I was young, I used to like digging up earthworms and eating them, gross I know, but for a very long time in... Continue Reading →

I might be a bit cheeky and perhaps even mischievous but am not into monkey business (literally). I have never been a fan of monkeys, in fact when people talk about their phobias mine happens to be just that, monkeys. Just like all phobias have a genesis mine begun when I was little, I recall... Continue Reading →

Veterinarians play a big role in public health since most human diseases are transmitted through foods of animal origin e.g meat,  milk, eggs among others. A good example is the recent anthrax outbreak in Thika, where a dead animal was slaughtered (according to the meat control act, a dead animal should not be slaughtered) without... Continue Reading →

When disaster strikes, the consequences are devastating to the people who depend on these animals for food, as a source of income or for companionship. They could be trapped in forest fires, injured from a collapsed building, drowning, starving or buried in a mud slide. Disasters whether natural or man-made do not choose whom to... Continue Reading →

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