‘Mac’ The Sled Dog

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Mac was presented at the hospital following a collision with another dog. On examination he was very painful and an x-ray revealed he had a spiral fracture of his L hind leg.

Alex England repaired the fracture using an external fixator and Mac began his lengthy recovery.

Mac is a very special dog as he forms part of a competitive sled dog team so optimum functional recovery for this athlete was essential; consequently once his external fixator was removed an intensive rehabilitation program was initiated. Mac attended the hospital weekly for physiotherapy and hydrotherapy to establish a functional gait pattern, improve proprioception and strength.

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We are very pleased to say he has been signed off all treatment and has taken his place as lead sled dog! Well done Mac!

Pool House Vets