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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Full day of doctor's appointments for Darwin

On Monday 17 Octobe we took Darwin, a 5-year old male cheetah at CCF, to Otjiwarongo for some medical care. First he stopped in at the Otjiwarongo Veterinary Clinic where he saw Dr. Axel Hartman for some radiographs. He has been limping on his right front leg for several weeks now, and it did not improve with administration of routine anti-inflammatory/pain medication. He was examined under anesthesia and the findings of the exam and the radiographs are concerning for a possible pinched nerve in the neck, maybe due to injury or a herniated disc. He is now on stronger anti-inflammatory medication and hopefully this will help his problem.
Darwin's right shoulder and elbow.

Darwin at the dentist.
After his x-ray appointment, Darwin headed down the road to the see dentist, Dr. Dennis Profitt, where he had a root canal performed on his right upper canine. The tip of this tooth had previously been broken and there was an infection in the tooth root. The root canal went fine with no complications, and he is back to having a healthy smile. Now we are just patiently waiting to see if his limping will also improve.

Thank you,
Gabriella Flacke, DVM, MVSc


  1. Jami H8:43 pm

    *muah* all the best to you, Darwin!

  2. Anonymous11:10 pm

    Get well soon, Darwin!
    - Sara