STS Operate on Broken Buffalo Horn
STS vets attend a to a broken Buffalo horn. This adult buffalo cow broke her left horn off quite a while ago. Unfortunately, there is an infection on the inside area where it broke off and hasn’t healed. Therefore, causing chronic irritation to the cow.
The Saving The Survivors team was called out to assist an attending veterinarian. They were to try and clear up and treat the infection. We would then close the gap to give it ample time to heal.
While the attending vet kept her under immobilisation, Dr Johan from STS managed to clean the inside. This was not only infected, but also had some maggots in it. Afterwards screws were placed in the Buffalo horn. With orthopaedic wire, we formed a mesh cover over. This was to cover the hole by placing a special acrylic on top.
After 65 minutes the operation was finished and the cow was awake. It is not always easy working on these large animals in the bush. We are confident that she should feel much better now, having had the chronic irritation removed and the large hole covered and closed up.
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