Dear Mabel had an accident in her paddock when she was caught in the wire fencing. She disappeared for a few days and it was on her return that it became apparent how extensive the damage she sustained was. Wire had wrapped itself tightly around poor Mabel’s front leg cutting off circulation to much of the limb. Despite initial management and intervention, her leg grew worse.
After Mabel was surrendered into our care, it was determined that her knee was completely useless. The rest of the limb was rotting and full of infection. Mabel was otherwise a healthy and robust girl so, after careful consideration and the advice of experienced vets, the limb was amputated. Following the surgery, Mabel recovered remarkably well and is now moving around with far more ease without the leg. She no longer has to worry about dealing with the useless leg and the pain it was causing her.
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