Adventures of a Dutch vet
living and working in the African bush.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Teddy has a broken leg
This is Teddy, a baboon orphan. He lives in CARE, a rehabilitation centre for orphaned, injured, abused and traumatised chacma baboons(www.primatecare.org.za). Accidently he fell and could not use his right leg afterwards. Under general anaesthetics he was examined and X-rays showed that his right femur was broken. A cast was applied and must be in place for 6 weeks. In the moment he is happy, comfortable and tolerates the cast very well. In 3 weeks time we will repeat the X-rays to see whether the bone is healing.