Cavan-based vet, Gerard McGovern, recently tended to a calf with a fractured metacarpus.
The UCD graduate shared further information about the case, on his Instagram, which has more than 30,000 followers.
“This little (well, not so little, surely
50kgs!) guy got off to a tough start in life when he was noticed with a fractured metacarpus at two hours of age.”
“So, it was into the back of the ambulance, for a trip to A&E. A little xylazine sedation (as he was full of the joys of life), a special sock (tubular stretch bandage, Kruuse), lots of cotton wool, a bandage & cast to stabilise the leg & now fingers crossed for a full recovery.” McGovern added.
McGovern explained that the cast will be removed in two weeks to check on the healing progress and will be replaced as a splint for a further 2 weeks.
Image source: Gerard McGovern Instagram