Providing relief for a constipated donkey

Providing relief for a constipated donkey

When Jacob noticed that his donkey Drissa wasn’t his usual, lively self, he took him to get checked out at SPANA’s veterinary centre in Bamako, Mali. Drissa supports Jacob and his family by pulling a cart that carries construction materials around the busy city, helping him to earn a small income.

SPANA’s vet team got straight to work assessing Drissa to find out what was wrong. They discovered that he was suffering from colic, caused by an impaction in his large intestine. To relieve the problem, the team gave Drissa oral lubricants and fluid therapy to help rehydrate him and clear the blockage. Soon Drissa was feeling much better and Jacob was extremely grateful to the SPANA Mali team for their help.

My donkey is very precious to me and my family. I’m so happy that he’s healthy again. Thank you for all you do for animals like mine.
Jacob

You may also be interested in

Donkey foal and donkey in stable

Shock discovery following snowstorm donkey rescue

Find out how SPANA vets in Jordan came to the rescue of a donkey and made a surprising discovery!

Man standing next to camel

One treatment saves two lives in India

SPANA vets in India were delighted to see Durga and his camel Hira again. Discover why.

Bitoo’s life-threatening infection

Find how we helped Bitoo the camel in India.

Donkey foal and donkey in stable

Shock discovery following snowstorm donkey rescue

Find out how SPANA vets in Jordan came to the rescue of a donkey and made a surprising discovery!

Man standing next to camel

One treatment saves two lives in India

SPANA vets in India were delighted to see Durga and his camel Hira again. Discover why.

Bitoo’s life-threatening infection

Find how we helped Bitoo the camel in India.