A prickly patient Echidna visits Vetwest Beaumaris

Dr West and Veterinary Nurse Helen Bryant from had a visit from a very prickly patient. Milligan, the echidna was brought into the clinic by nurse Helen who also volunteers as a wildlife carer.

X-rays revealed Milligan had two fractures to the leg resulting from a nasty dog attack. He underwent an hour long surgery to repair the breaks which included two pins to stabilise the bones.

Milligan will recover for the next six weeks in a special enclosure and be fed a special diet. His pins will eventually be removed and he will be released back into the wild.

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