January 23rd, 2014
Health and Healing for a Furry Friend
At Johnson & Johnson, we often talk about “caring for the world one person at a time.” But we’ve not often talked about how our caring extends to our four-legged friends. Our DePuy Synthes Vet Division often goes beyond the call of duty to assist organizations around the country – and around the world for that matter – bring health and healing to domestic and wild animals with traumatic injury.
We’re happy to share a recent example featuring Tocho, an adult mountain lion at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado, who had reinjured a previously fractured rear right leg. DePuy Synthes personnel supported veterinary surgeons from Colorado State University in providing bone plates and expertise to ensure that the surgical implants would be appropriate for the lion’s injury, weight requirements, and removal and reintegration into the pride.
Read more about Tocho’s experience on the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Facebook page.