Sunday – Final day at the Fondouk

Sunday! We left the Fondouk at 6am today with Dr. Bourassi and out head tech Hussein and then Dr. Gigi Kay driving. It was dark and the road not well marked and after a few detours we headed north to the souk. Rolling through the incresasingly hilly countryside Gigi...

Fondouk – Day 4

by Dr. Jay Merriam Another chilly morning, but the promise of sun. Our little very sick donkey with colitis is showing worsening signs and we are discussing treatment plans.  We could do plasma transfusions in the face of his condition, but these things take 7 hours...

Fridays in the Fondouk – Day 3

by Dr. Jay Merriam Began at 7 with Gigi banging on my door needing a meeting before rounds at 7:30.  After last night , we had decided that I should speak to the staff about some personell issues and to appoint a new Asst. Director, Dr. Mohamed Borassi with whom I...

Fondouk Colic Seminar – Day 2

By Dr. Jay Merriam One of the reasons for going on this visit was to familiarize myself with the Fondouk.  Dr. Kay has begun to establish a referral base to local practitioners.  She wants them to feel comfortable working on their regular clients and help them raise...

Blogging the Fondouk Jan. 24, 2012

By Dr. Jay Merriam It’s already a long way from home, this place in Morocco I’ve heard so much about and wanted to visit for so long.  It’s an animal hospital in fact, the largest free provider of veterinary care for working equids in the world.  More correctly, it’s...