Abilene
82° F
Clear
Clear
Brownwood
81° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
San Angelo
82° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Calf getting fake hooves in Texas A&M procedure

Published On: Nov 21 2013 10:30:03 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 21 2013 10:30:22 AM CST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -

Veterinarians at Texas A&M University have done surgery on a calf nicknamed Hero in preparation to fit the animal with replacement rear hooves.

Angela Clendenin with the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine said Thursday that Hero's recovery continues to be going well. The procedure was done Tuesday.
    
Hero was adopted a few months ago by Kitty Martin with Selah Ranch All Animal Rescue of Greenville, Va., after being abandoned by his owner. Martin said Hero lost his back hooves to frostbite. Some original prosthetics failed.
    
Martin hauled Hero to College Station this month. She said the calf will be fitted with new prosthetics in a few weeks when his legs heal.
    
Martin is also moving her rescue operation to Texas, on land about 75 miles northeast of Austin.