Otter case study with Zoo Ost Ltd

THE majority of our UK wildlife work centres around hedgehogs, raptors and swans. Occasionally there is the chance to work with something a little less familiar. One such case from our files was a beautiful young male adult otter (Lutra lutra). It had been found by a walker near to a busy road and was unable to use its hind legs. The RSPCA was called, and they in turn dropped it off at Vale Wildlife Hospital, Worcestershire. The team there examined and catalogued his condition, before anaesthetising him for a set of radiographs to determine if there were any fractures,...

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Tony Nevin