Driving without limbs - artificial legs and tails
• Driving without limbs - artificial legs and tails
Animals that are injured or are born with injuries in nature are often doomed to death: they can not take care of themselves, which means that sooner or later die from either the disease itself or from hunger. But under the watchful supervision of veterinarians and loving owners even bad, it would seem, people with disabilities, get a second chance.
Often dogs, cats and other representatives of fauna which have been unable to move independently, receive support in the form of wheelchair carts on wheels. But sometimes ingenious doctors and enthusiasts just coming up for animals with disabilities and more sophisticated prostheses.
The female dolphin named Fuji has lost 75% of its caudal fin in 2002. What exactly was the reason for this has not been established. Experts presented Fujii, who lives in the aquarium of Okinawa, the tail of a flexible material. Movable tail helped the female re-start a quick swim. Veterinarians said that it was the first delfinihoy which has got an artificial tail.
Dog Hopp, who lives in Tel Aviv, was born without front legs. Especially for her local student of art history, he has made a vest on wheels. The inventor hopes that such suits can help the animal is born with abnormalities, or who have lost limbs as a result of injuries.
Giraffe Darwin was born in a safari park in Israel. One of his legs was broken in the womb and after birth the female refused it. Veterinarians made Darwin a bandage to the leg with a birth injury was more stable. In the photo zhirafenku only eight days old.
25-year-old tortoise named Yu, who lives in a marine life park in the Japanese Kobe got amazing prosthetic flippers few months ago. They became the 28th pair of artificial limbs that she was offered, and the first time it came up perfectly. All previous versions of Yu fins causing pain. New same limbs are attached with a special vest and do not press on the stump of a turtle.
partially paralyzed turtle Arabia from Jerusalem zoo received an original skateboard that allows it to move in its cage without any difficulties. Zoo experts said that after the Arava has acquired a wheelchair board, she began an affair with a male living in the neighborhood.
Drake named Buttercup, who lives in a shelter for birds in Tennessee, was born with a deformed paw. Due to injuries the bird was difficult to move around and swim. And finally, for Buttercup produced modern prosthesis - a new paw printed the 3D-printer. For a sample of the vets took pictures of healthy limbs Drake sisters. In the near future all the missing items are received, and Buttercup finally be able to walk:
Turkish cat Sisi received spinal injury as a result of a road accident. However, she recovered and was able to take part in the exhibition of cats in Izmir, in the course of which even won a prize as the best animal of the day.
Yorkshire Terrier from Colorado uses compact invalid vest for one limb. To get used to the new artificial "paw", the animals require a few days to a few months - depending on the severity of the injury and the complexity of the prosthesis device.
This Chihuahua became the participant of the annual race among the representatives of their breed. It is noteworthy that the presence of a wheel trolley did not stop the dog to compete on a par with their healthy relatives.
Zwick turtle lives in a safari park in Tel Aviv. Its shell and hind limbs were damaged after it moved the mower. Veterinarians podlechil turtle and have made it easy for the wheels.
The Jordanian shepherd dog named Abayed living on the territory of the animal aid center near Amman, doing his job, that is, tending the cattle. The rear part of the body six years Abayed, whose name means "white", was paralyzed in 2011 after being passed through her spine bullet.
The horse is named Macho bleeding from the front foot found near highways in Bombay Indian vets. The animal had to be amputated limb, but instead the horse produced alabaster prosthesis
One of the most famous animals with disabilities in the world - pig Chris Pi. Bacon - lives in the United States. His host is a veterinarian Len Lucero, who took care of the animal when it is brought to the clinic the owner of the farm, where Chris was born. Pig was going to put to sleep, but Lucero refused this idea and designed for pet carriage of designer pieces for children. In the near future will go on sale the book of Chris Pi. Bacon.
The veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick of London and his colleagues invented and created for a cat named Oscar titanium hind legs. Oscar was the first cat in the history of veterinary supervision, which has received a limb design. The same limb Fitzpatrick later produced and bezlapogo dog by Mitzi nickname.
The American mongrel Naki'o left without four paws, while still very young.
Extremities dog lost due to severe frost - winter he experienced cast in the house from which the evicted tenants. Naki'o prostheses made at the shelter.
Elephant Motala passed rehabilitation in veterinary center for elephants under Bangkok. She lost her legs when she was 38 years old - in 1999 Motala hit a mine on the border of Myanmar and Thailand. A few years she had to live without a limb, but then she still made a suitable prosthesis.