April 20 – With a little help from our friends…

[slideshow]Did you know that some donkey have worms growing in their eyes? Dr Sudeep Koirala came across such donkey during one of his outreach visits. ys

Today the unfortunate donkey got relief. Dr Sudeep and technician Tara, with the help of the vets of AHTCS (Animal Health Training and Consultancy Services) Pokhara, removed the worm from the donkey eye at Heera Brick Factory.

Donkey eyes need to be cleaned regularly. Eye worm larvae are transmitted when flies feed on donkeys’ eyes. This donkey was lucky when a combined AN-AHTCS managed to remove the worm without damaging the eye. Thank you everyone involved!