Thanks to an amazing group of people, Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary receives portable ultrasound unit!
Returning volunteer Amy Turner, reached out to Randy Laufersky, President of Core Imaging, about donating a Philips Lumify Ultrasound System to Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary, and made it happen!
With this amazing portable Ultrasound technology, Care for Wild is able to quickly and easily scan any animal (or person) to scientifically assess any soft tissue abnormality and react to the situation as needed, under the guidance of our local veterinarians. After a theoretical training workshop, the CFW team headed out to the veld to investigate an unusual lump on Tyson’s leg (one of the rhinos who have been reintroduced back into the wild). After a report from one of the rhino monitors of a swelling on Tyson’s rear leg, it was decided that Tyson would be the first rhino to have an ultrasound scan performed, while taking a nap under a tree, down by a river. What better location?! Interestingly, we found that the lump does not seem to be a major concern and that Tyson will indeed be just fine! With the help of phenomenal science and generous people, Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary will continue to do the work that needs to be done to save this iconic species. Thank you so much, Amy and Randy.