Friends at the Gear4Gorillas have yet again offered a substantial contribution of Five Thousand pounds to assist Gorilla Doctors buy essential equipment and particularly a Nikon Coolscope. Appreciations were extended towards Bruce Mentzer, who offered yet another donation, as well as Nikon, that sold this device to the doctors at a considerable discount. This significantly awesome digital microscope will enable the veterinarians within Africa together with the pathologists within the U.S. to concurrently view slides of the tissue as well as fluids samples obtained from gorillas.
The Doctors of the Gorillas gather samples from these gorillas during treatments as well as post mortem examinations to be able to identify health problems and also document health traits for continuing as well as future studies. Because there aren’t primate pathologists within Rwanda, all of the samples collected have to be sent abroad, to Dr. Linda Lowenstine based at UC Davis, for analysis. For the reason that shipping samples got from mountain gorillas to U.S. need special licenses which need a lot of time to acquire , it may be months prior to being able to acquire pathological results.
Nonetheless, with the brand new Coolscope, the veterinarians within Africa can today assess tissue slides acquired in Rwanda together with Dr. Linda based in California on the internet. Being a professional in primate disease, Dr. Linda validates proof of particular diseases within the tissues. This helps in speedy determination of the reason behind a health problem outbreak among the gorillas, enabling the Doctors of the Gorilla to effectively and speedily attend to an outbreak.