Our veterinarians operate a mouflon to treat his limp
already walking normally after she was attended to treat a limp that she had in
her right leg. Our veterinarians have operated this young mouflon (Ovis aries
musimon) that was born in January 2019 in Terra Natura Benidorm. Two weeks ago,
was when she started to experience a slight limp.
The team of
veterinarians made a first exploration and detected that the problem was caused
by a dislocation in the right carpus. Initially, a splint was applied to
immobilize the limb and anti-inflammatories in order to reduce pain to the
the follow-up protocol carried out by the team of professionals, they saw that
Carlota wasn´t improving, so a second review was carried out and they found out
that she had a broken ligament.
the mouflon, a surgical procedure has been carried out in the affected area.
They had to remove the cartilage from the joint so that the bones can be
joined. The treatment has been completed with the immobilization of the leg for
period, the mother has not separated from her baby at any time. This is the
first time that this type of intervention has been carried out on this species
in the zoo.