俄罗斯救援犬莫妮卡在义肢手术后重获新生

俄语 rescue dog Monika has a new spring in her step after being fitted with titanium prosthetic legs — 就在医生建议她因重伤而应该被放下几个月后.

The operation was conducted by vet Sergei Gorshkov, who is based in the city of Novosibirsk and has fitted 37 animals with prosthetic limbs since 2015 — although Monika is the first dog to benefit from his work.
Two weeks after her operation, the pooch is adjusting well to her new mobilityand Gorshkov says she will soon be leading a normal life, although he was “惊讶的” by the speed of her recovery.
    Monika was initially found without her paws in December 2020 by workers in the village of Plastunovskaya.

    Veterinarian Sergei Gorshkov pets Monika at the clinic in Novosibirsk.

    I don’t think we were optimistic about that,” 他告诉CNN. “But on the third day she started standing up and walking around the clinic, going from room to room.
      然而, it wasn’t easy getting Monika into the operation roomshe was initially found without her paws in December 2020 by workers in the village of Plastunovskaya, and the volunteers who rescued her suspect she had been abused.
        Monika was brought into the care of animal rescue volunteers Marina Gapich and Alla Leonkina, based in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, where she had her damaged limbs amputated and received a blood transfusion.
        Gapich told CNN she and Leonkina hadsleepless nightsover Monika, and disagreed with veterinary advice to have her euthanized. The two women got in touch with Gorshkov and raised 400,000 Russian rubles (过度 $ 5,400) for the operation.
          Monika’s prosthetics then had to be printed by a 3D printer in the town of Troitstk, not far from Moscow and then biocoated at Tomsk Polytechnic University before Gorshkov carried out the procedure.
          For the vet, much of his work has taken on a new significance during the last 18 月, 与 “pandemic petbeing especially important to some.
          I’m happy to give a new life to the animals since especially now during Covid,” Gorshkov said. “People find some consolation in animals and so by treating animals, I treat people.
            And Monika has already found her way into the hearts of the volunteers who rescued her. Asked whether the pooch would be staying in Novosibirsk, the answer from Gapich was a definite no.
            We are her carers, we are responsible for her!” 她告诉CNN, adding that she and Leonkina were in touch with a London-based animal behaviorist who might now be consulted on Monika’s case.

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