Battered Beaver

By June 19, 2023 Working With Wildlife

May 25th:  This beaver was attacked by another beaver in a territorial dispute and sustained nasty bite wounds which were quite deep and infected. He had his wounds surgically debrided by Dr. Lee and the rest of the team here.   Due to the locations of the wounds we needed a creative bandaging solution and Kate, our manager who is also an RVT suggested stay-sutures with a shoelace type idea and they worked extremely well.  Back at Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge, Chantal has been using propolis honey from  Honey Bee Research Centre at the University of Guelph and photobiomodulation treatments to expedite healing as well as the more traditional antibiotics and pain medication.

This special boy recovered nicely and was eventually released.


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