One big gator is being helped out by our very own Gators!
A 660-pound alligator from Saint Augustine Gator Farm was brought in to UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s hospital to undergo some tests, the school said in a tweet Friday.
Bob, a 660-lb. alligator from @StAugGatorFarm, visited our hospital for radiographs to assess his right rear leg for a cause of lameness. Preliminary evaluation showed evidence of osteomyelitis. Our zoo med team will continue to monitor his progress. Good luck Bob (& Go Gators!) pic.twitter.com/DHjcfN2FOp
— UFVetMed (@UFVetMed) September 4, 2020
The 38-year-old gator, named Bob, was suffering from some lameness of his right, rear leg. Veterinarians say their preliminary evaluation showed evidence of osteomyelitis.
Bob has since been responsive to zoo staff, is on pain medications and will soon start antibiotic treatment. Staff says he is doing well and being transported to their radiology area.
An update on Bob, the alligator from @StAugGatorFarm that we evaluated Thursday for lameness in his right rear leg: He’s responsive to zoo staff today, on pain meds & will soon start antibiotic therapy. Here he is being transported to our radiology area. #GatorshelpingGators pic.twitter.com/QffbnAfoEG
— UFVetMed (@UFVetMed) September 5, 2020