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( 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.

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