Life in a Rehab Centre is never normal. Anything can happen any day as we are always on call for any animal that may need our assistance. A particular Monday in June turned out to be one of the busiest and could have not asked for a more interesting day. From routine procedures to life and death situations, our day felt like a roller coaster.
It all started early in the morning when Dr. Hein Muller came with his team to test our wild lioness for TB. She was first brought into the Rehab a year ago with a severe snared wound around her neck.
Some of the students had the opportunity to assist Dr. Muller; one applied the eye ointment, while he explained what the test consisted of, and how the result would be measured. She was injected with both bovine and avian TB in her neck. In a couple of days we’ll re-measure her skin thickness, if it’s the same, it means she’s TB free and can be reintroduced to her new home!