Wing fractures and other fractures
Please contact a vet and Bat World Sanctuary.
Wing fracture and jaw fracture in a bat
A Vespertilio murinus suffered an open arm fracture, which was nailed, a jaw injury and a long crack on the cornea of the left eye. Fortunately, the treatment responded well, and the eye is now back in order. Despite her jaw injury, which is why she is nourished with mashed drone brood and expressed mealworms, she to eat soft mealworm pupae. She gets painkillers and antibiotics, and we hope that she get well again.
Leg break / hind leg splint in a bat
Forearm fracture in a bat
Bat with broken wing will soon be free again
Bat with broken wing
This bat came to us with a broken wing. The injury healed well after the surgery. He will soon be able to start his first exercises, because the chances of being released back tot he wild are very good!
Protective collar is also possible with bats
This bat has to wear a splint. To prevent him from nibbling, he has to wear a small collar. It is important that the collar is only be applied when the animal is not under supervision. the bat should be able to spend as much time as possible without a collar under supervision, so that he has the possible of free movement and can clean and care for himself.
For diversion, the little one got a mealworm.
Book: The Rehabilitation and Captive Care of Insectivorous Bats by Amanda Lollar
We recommend the book "The Rehabilitation and Captive Care of Insectivorous Bats" by Amanda Lollar. Here you can order the book.
For medical treatment information about bats please contact Bat World Sanctuary.