Assaram’s flock of camels had already been devastated by disease. When one of his remaining camels, Deepak, became sick again, he turned to SPANA for help.
Assaram’s camel Deepak is his pride and joy, not to mention his livelihood. Following a terrible virus, most of Assaram’s herd of camels had died, but Deepak was one of the few animals to survive. Now, he noticed Deepak was becoming weak and had begun to lose his hair. His skin was itchy and painful to the touch and he was visibly uncomfortable as he rolled on the ground in an effort to find relief.
In this remote region of Rajasthan, India, vets are few and far between and Assaram knew SPANA was his camel’s only hope. SPANA vehicles drive for miles to reach remote communities like Assaram’s, bringing with them life-saving supplies that would be otherwise inaccessible. SPANA vet Dr Swami took one look at the bald patches along Deepak’s shoulders and stomach and knew right away that the problem was mange caused by an infestation of mites.
The team got to work injecting the camel with an antiparasitic drug, while also cleaning his open sores and applying soothing antiseptic cream. They explained to Assaram how to keep Deepak’s wounds clean while they healed, and sent him home with enough topical treatment to care for his camel for the next two weeks.
Assaram was deeply grateful for the expertise of the team. With SPANA’s help, he now knows how to prevent Deepak’s suffering in the future.
For many animals in India, veterinary intervention often comes too late because it can take days to reach individual camels. But thanks to your continued support, SPANA can help prevent suffering through our mobile clinics which help animals that no one else can reach.