Tanzania, 2014

This program would not have been possible without the collaboration with Professor Amandus Muhairwa at the Sokoine Agricultural University Department of Veterinary Medicine in Morogoro, who was instrumental in the day-to-day organization. We thank Anthony Mhando and Dr. Nickson Ng’umbi and the local veterinary officers for their daily assistance. We gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of Boehringer-Ingelheim and Merial, and their generous donation of vaccines. Our thanks also go to Covidien, who donated suture material, Medline Industries, Inc., who donated Sterillium, and Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists for their donation of PlasmaLyte. We are also very thankful for the support of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois (Deans Whiteley and Constable).

The program not only entailed “hands-on” population and infectious disease control by our students and local veterinarians but dog owners were also asked to complete a questionnaire with the help of the local veterinarian which will provide us with much needed information about animal husbandry, and their awareness of methods of disease and population control for animals.

University of Illinois faculty organizer, Dr. Margarethe Hoenig, and Dr. R. Avery Bennett, board certified small animal surgeon, Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists.