Surgical management of complete oblique compound fracture of radius and ulna in an Indian Flying Fox (Pteropus giganteus; Brunnich, 1782)
P.V.Parikh, C.M.Bhadesiya, Deepak Mer and Javed Khatri
Date : 2015-05-14 Volume : 7

A rescued Indian flying fox (Pteropus giganteus; Brunnich, 1782) was brought to College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Anand of Gujarat state, India with a history of dropped right wing and an inability to fly. Diagnostic investigation included anamnesis, clinical examination and radiography. The case was confirmed with complete oblique compound fracture of radius and ulna of the right wing. Ketamine and xylazine combination was utilized as surgical anesthesia intramedullary pinning procedure in the affected bones. Post-operative management included use of antibiotic (ceftriaxone and tazobactam combination), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (meloxicam), amino acid supplements and passive range motion physiotherapy. Flying fox recovered uneventfully 21 days post-treatment and was rehabilitated in natural habitat. Since there is a lacuna in diseases and disorders of this species, an effort has been made to utilize available resources to rule out cause of morbidity. 1428134402.php