When an owner brought his donkey with a split tooth to our mobile vet clinic in the Nile Delta in Egypt, the animal was in pain and having trouble eating. This is a serious situation for a hardworking equine — without any sustenance, body condition and weight can plummet, making the animal susceptible to horrific wounds from heavy loads or poor harnessing.
Our dedicated vets sedated him and carefully removed the offending shard of broken tooth. This emergency care meant the donkey left feeling much more comfortable and able to eat. The owner was given guidance on when and how to feed his donkey, and on the future care of his donkey’s teeth. In addition, Mohsen, one of our senior vets, was able to use the case to train local government vets.