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01/27/2011 19:35:45 PM by Dr.Greg   Send Message to Dr.Greg  3773  views, category: Pet care, safety and insurance view all blogs

    

Dogs and cats are not the only visitors to our vet practice. Two weeks ago this baby lamb came in from the local high school farm with a broken leg. I help the teacher/advisor, Heather Nolan, with some occasional lectures and advice or treatment of the school farm animals. I think that the class helps kids understand more about the care and feeding of animals and where our food comes from.


This little lamb broke his rear leg below his stifle or knee. The tibia was snapped right in the middle and the broken ends were pretty close together. A cast supports the leg and keeps the broken ends lined up so they can heal. A young animal can heal quickly within a month.


The video shows how I applied the cast after cutting it to allow for the rapid growth of this young lamb.





About the author: I love animals and their bond with us. My new book Dog Dish Diet: Sensible Nutrition for Your Dog's Health is out and available on my website (http://dogdishdiet.com ). I have been an animal lover my whole life. As a teenager, I worked at a pet sh... more >>

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