Dr Anuska Viljoen

Dr Anuska Viljoen

BVSc(Hons) VetMFHom MRCVS

Pregnant Chameleon’s Fractured Humerus Pinned

This little girl was dropped by her owner and then taken to Second Chance Reptile Rehabilitation Centre. She sustained a fracture to her forearm (humerus).

As she was pregnant I was unable to use some of the easier injectable anesthetics, but had to gas her down and intubate her for surgery.

Her leg was successfully pinned with a hyper-dermic needle and she recovered fully, She laid eggs a few weeks later, many of which hatched.

Lucky girl.

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