The vets knew exactly what the problem was – Mitul was suffering from a case of colic, abdominal pain caused by a blockage in the digestive track. This is a real problem for camels as their grazing sites are sometimes littered with rubbish. The intravenous fluids helped to rehydrate the lethargic camel while the vets administered anti-spasmodic medicine, magnesium sulphate and liquid paraffin to flush out the blockage.
They advised his owner to give the camel several days of rest while he recovered from his ordeal. His appetite would soon return and, with it, his energy and ability to work.
Mukesh was beside himself with relief, saying,
“We are so very grateful to you, without SPANA our camels could not work and we would all be unemployed.”
Within a matter of days, Mitul should start to make a full recovery. With Mukesh’s continued care and SPANA’s support, Mitul can look forward to many more years with his family.