Dr Anuska Viljoen

Dr Anuska Viljoen


Pregnant Chameleon’s Fractured Humerus Pinned

This little girl was dropped by her owner and then taken to Second Chance Reptile Rehabilitation Centre. She sustained a fracture to her forearm (humerus).

As she was pregnant I was unable to use some of the easier injectable anesthetics, but had to gas her down and intubate her for surgery.

Her leg was successfully pinned with a hyper-dermic needle and she recovered fully, She laid eggs a few weeks later, many of which hatched.

Lucky girl.

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