Feed Orphan Cheetahs in Namibia

Mar 5, 2012

Time for Annual Exams

Minja Exam 1
Minja Exam 1

Annual medical examinations are generally performed in April of each year on all of CCF’s cheetahs.  Each donation made to Feed Orphan Cheetahs in Namibia helps CCF to provide not only food, but also medical care for these magnificent animals.

Even though most of the annual exams are performed in April, it is sometimes in the best interest of a Cheetah to schedule an exam outside the usual time frame.  This was the case with our feline friend, Minja.   On the first of March, Minja went to Otjiwarongo to visit the dentist and to have her annual examination.    Minja had been waiting to see the dentist, so her dental appointment was combined with her annual exam.  By combining both exams she only had to be anesthetized once.  Dr. Profitt examined her teeth and took several dental radiographs.  Fortunately she did not need a root canal!  Her annual exam included taking blood samples for overall health evaluation, taking a vaginal cytology to check her stage of the estrus cycle, performing an ultrasound (sonogram) exam of her abdomen to check her kidneys and other organs, removing all ticks, applying Frontline parasite prevention, collecting a fecal sample for gastrointestinal parasite check, giving her annual vaccines against rabies virus and feline distemper, and a general physical exam to evaluate her body and hair coat condition, feel her joints, and check her weight.  Minja checked out just fine, she is a healthy cheetah who now also has clean teeth and a beautiful smile! 

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Thank you for your donation and your support of our resident Cheetahs!  You keep the the Cheetahs smiling!

Minja Exam 2
Minja Exam 2

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Project Leader

Shannon Sharp

Operations Director
Otjiwarongo, Namibia

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