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

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

Monogamy in Animals.

They say monogamy is costly because it requires one to place their entire reproductive investment on the fitness of their partner, more like putting all their eggs in one basket. Hence I have always wondered about this subject of monogamy and why we humans struggle so much to remain faithful to one partner for life … Continue reading Monogamy in Animals.

Senior Citizens… Our Unspoken Heroes.

Please allow me to tell you the story of Jazmine, or as we like to call her, Jazz. Jazz was a young bitch just above a year old when she was brought into the University clinic for a simple spay procedure. The owners, two heavily built men clad in crispy black suits with black shades … Continue reading Senior Citizens… Our Unspoken Heroes.

KAWAN Animal Grooming Day

Kenya Animal Welfare Advocacy Network popularly known as (KAWAN) held their annual Animal Grooming day on the 15th of March 2017. Students at the University of Nairobi got to experience the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to grooming animals but most importantly they got to learn. Grooming animals is an important … Continue reading KAWAN Animal Grooming Day

HORSE GROOMING

Have you ever heard of a horse go broke because of betting on people? Neither have I. But there's something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man, and that is a well groomed horse. Horses are wonderful creatures that require intricate attention with regard to their grooming.  … Continue reading HORSE GROOMING

Downside of a Vet. 

If you were terminally ill and couldn't speak, would you allow your family to put you down or would you allow them to live in the hope that miracles happen? Every proffesion has its own ups and downs.  As a veterinarian, my worst day is when I have to euthanize my patient because of reasons … Continue reading Downside of a Vet.