We are sad to share that our three-month-old zebra calf, who was born with mobility issues in both his front legs and his stifles (hind limbs) that would only have worsened with time, has had to be euthanased.
From his first days, our vet staff and specialist ungulate keepers observed this foal to be unsteady and stiff in his legs, and monitored him very closely. He was treated with medication, and his mother Layla continued to be a great mum to him.
However, he was not improving sufficiently, and a full examination of the foal under anaesthetic earlier this month was performed. Examination and radiographs taken of all his joints confirmed what Zoo vets suspected – that he had congenital conditions.