A “wonky donkey” born with a leg significantly weaker than the others is walking a lot more perfectly after being provided a prosthetic leg, a firm has stated. Tommy had constantly struggled to go walking, and because of this, the back of his shoulder had become damaged.
Ringwood-based prosthetics business Dorset Orthopaedic made the pet an artificial leg installed to his weakened right front leg each morning. An osteopath dealing with Tommy stated he’d been “amazed” by his progress.
“His walking looked incredibly laboured because the leg of his, although it had been there, wasn’t in a typical position,” he added. “As he was standing as well as walking about, he was truly dropping on the right-hand side of his and also was twisting his spine.”
“Normal, wholesome donkeys put sixty % of their weight through the front legs of theirs.
“[Tommy] was placing almost all of which sixty % with which left [healthy] front leg which leg was starting showing symptoms of failing. He was discussing it.”
He stated it was “essential” that Tommy was assisted in spreading the weight of his much more equally. “It accomplished that and waited for him not to have the ability to move,” he said.