MONKEY BUSINESS

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 MONKEY BUSINESS

Memoirs from my Public Health Lectures

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 Memoirs from my Public Health Lectures

Animals in Disasters 

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 Animals in Disasters 

Donkeys in trouble. 

Recently, the Kenyan government through the amendment of the Meat Control Act gave a leeway to the slaughter and consumption of donkey meat. The meat, which is meant for export to mainly asian countries where donkey meat (among other weird things) is a delicacy often finds itself in the local market. The slaughterhouse is owned … Continue reading Donkeys in trouble. 

New Found Love for Goats.

Every veterinarian has a particular species they tend to prefer over the others. For some it's dogs for others it's camels and for most it's cows. This scale of preference is greatly influenced by exposure to a particular species, most veterinarians will tend towards a particular species because they have been exposed in terms of … Continue reading New Found Love for Goats.

African Rainbow Locust

They say that the most beautiful snakes are also the most venomous. This post however, is not about snakes but locusts. I got a chance to see one of the most beautiful insects despite the fact that am not such a huge fan of bugs. The African rainbow locust, or more scientifically Phymateus viridipes displays … Continue reading African Rainbow Locust

HAPPY EASTER HOLIDAYS.

Nothing brings Kenyans together than a public holiday, more so one that involves "nyama choma" and "tusker baridi". Therefore, in the spirit of easter I would like to talk about a few public health and animal welfare issues, especially in the nyama choma (roasted meat) department since domestic slaughter presents a higher chance of food … Continue reading HAPPY EASTER HOLIDAYS.