Monthly Archives: August 2008

Urwunguko Sick: Lethargy, Runny Nose, and Cough

  Kabatwa and her infant Urwunguko rest in the sun; both are recovering from the outbreak of respiratory disease in the Hirwa Group, Rwanda. I’ve been back in Rwanda for several weeks.  As always, I spent two of them in self-imposed quarantine.  Any time one of the vets travels on an airplane, we risk exposure […]

Tierra’s Summer Project: Gorilla Saliva

For the past two months, we’ve been working out ways to collect and store saliva from gorillas. In the future, we plan to test these samples for diseases, especially the viruses that cause respiratory illness. This study has been a good idea in our heads for some time. Thanks to veterinary student Tierra Wilson, it’s […]