Arthur

This little chap is Arthur. He came to us a few weeks ago with a distal femoral fracture to one of his hind legs, and weighed in at only 233g, so a very late Autumn hoglet. X-rays showed that he had Metabolic Bone Disease, for which he has been receiving...

Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD)

We've just had it confirmed that the hoglet with his leg stuck out has a pathological distal femoral fracture. A pathologic fracture is a broken bone that’s caused by a disease, rather than an injury. Some conditions weaken your bones, which makes them more likely to break. The usual one...

Hoglet with MBD

Very sadly, we have this morning had to have a very young hoglet of just 190g put to sleep due to Metabolic Bone Disease. She was very likely to have been born with this awful condition, due to her mother eating inappropriate foods such as mealworms, sunflower hearts and peanuts....