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10 month old Cooper

A success story from our team at NCVC.

This gorgeous puppy is 10 month old Cooper. When Cooper was born his ulna growth plates closed over too early and his radius bones kept growing, this caused his radius bones to bow quite dramatically as you can see in the photo.

The second photo shows one leg repaired while the other one has not yet been done and is due to be done in the next couple of weeks. If we had not operated, eventually his feet and elbows were going to turn further outwards causing him pain, discomfort and a high possibility of arthritis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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North Canterbury Vets are a mixed practice which deals with dairy cows, beef, sheep, deer, horses and alpacas as well as companion animals. Our team has an ethical focus to assist in developing and growing our clients' businesses and providing quality health care to ensure that their livestock and pets live healthy and productive lives.

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North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics operates four clinics throughout the Hurunui region.