“One of the immediate challenges faced at this time is with
displaced pets that need food in the tent cities,” said IFAW veterinarian Anand
Ramanathan. “Another urgent problem is locating livestock in the mountains,
especially cattle which need to be milked periodically. If we don’t reach these
animals in time, the result could be mastitis or other dangerous infections.”
Immediately after the quake hit, a 24-hour Veterinary
Emergency Hotline was set up and IZS began treating injured animals.