Amputating a horse’s leg and replacing it with a prosthetic is expensive and, even if successful, leaves a horse unable to be worked or ridden again.
Sammy recovers at the Sheridan Equine Hospital after undergoing amputation and limb-replacement surgery. Sammy had a life-threatening joint infection.
Ted Vlahos, a veterinarian with offices in Sheridan and Cody, has helped pioneer limb replacement in horses.
Ted Vlahos, a Wyoming veterinarian specializing in horses, has helped pioneer amputation and limb replacement in equines, giving many animals a second chance at life.
CODY, Wyo. — The steel rods are clear in the X-ray, standing out as solid pins penetrating the milky white outline of bone. What's not so clear in the image is that the owner of the leg is a horse that received a second chance at life.