Zebra

Zebra with a snare.

The STS team in South Africa was called in to assist with a Zebra stallion on a reserve in Limpopo.

The reserve staff noticed the stallion limping severely on his right hindlimb and suspected a snare. Dr. Johan and his assistant Dorota travelled to the area and on closer inspection with binoculars a snare was clearly evident. The zebra was immobilised and a cable snare that had already cut deep into the tissues was removed.

The wound was washed, treated with antibiotics and L-Mesitran Wound Care medical grade Honey. Once awoken, his limp was immediately better and the next day he was seen taking full weight on the leg.