On Saturday 14 May 2016, Philippa underwent another treatment procedure.
Dr. Rogers, Janelle (Dr Rogers’ assistant) and Christo (HESC head curator) went ahead of the rest of the team to dart and stabilise Philippa. As usual, the evasive rhino played ‘hide and seek’ with us, but she was eventually located and darted. That’s when the rest of the team came in.
No infection was detected on her would, and its continuing to heal beautifully. Dr Rogers even noticed traces of the horn growing back.
The wound was cleaned and F10 Germicidal Barrier Ointment with Insecticide was applied to keep it from getting infected. A new cast was then secured. A follow-up treatment will be done again in three weeks.
A special thank you to Dr Rogers and the Provet team for their hard work towards making Philippa’s road to recovery a success. We also thank our great team of guides who helped throughout the procedure.
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