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Wing fractures and other fractures

Fledermaus mit Flügelbruch // Bat with broken wing  (Dr. Renate Keil / www.bund-fledermauszentrum-hannover.de)

Please contact a vet and Bat World Sanctuary. 

Wing fracture and jaw fracture in a bat

Fledermaus mit Flügelbruch und Kieferbruch // Bat with broken wing and broken jaw  (Dr. Renate Keil / www.bund-fledermauszentrum-hannover.de)

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

Das Foto zeigt eine Fledermaus mit Hinterbeinschiene, die beim Umstapeln eines Kaminholzstapels verletzt wurde. // The photo shows a bat with a hind leg splint injured while stacking a firewood stack. Fledermaus mit Hinterbeinschiene // Bat with hind leg splint  (Dr. Renate Keil / www.bund-fledermauszentrum-hannover.de)

The rearrangement of a firewood stack was fatal for this female pipistrellus nathusii. Despite a broken leg she was very lucky not to be crushed. A glue splint stabilizes the legs. The bat gets  additional pain medication and laser irradiation of the fracture to heal. 

Forearm fracture in a bat

Fledermaus mit Unterarmbruch // Bat with broken arm  (Dr. Renate Keil / www.bund-fledermauszentrum-hannover.de)

Even forearm fractures are curable. This pipistrellus pipistrellus is estimated to start the flight training next year.  

Bat with broken wing will soon be free again

Zwergfledermaus mit Flügelschiene // bat with wing splint  (Dr. Renate Keil / www.bund-fledermauszentrum-hannover.de)

This bat came to our station a few weeks ago with a broken wing. The splint, which he still wears in the photo, is already removed and soon the climbing and flight training begins. Then the bat goes back to freedom.  

Bat with broken wing

Fledermaus mit Flügelbruch auf dem Weg der Besserung // Bat with wing fracture in the mend  (Dr. Renate Keil / www.bund-fledermauszentrum-hannover.de)

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!



Flügelbruch vor der Operation // Wing fracture before surgery  (Dr. Renate Keil / www.bund-fledermauszentrum-hannover.de)
Flügelbruch heilt nach OP aus // Wing fracture on the mend after surgery  (Dr. Renate Keil / www.bund-fledermauszentrum-hannover.de)

Protective collar is also possible with bats

Schutzkragen für eine Fledermaus // Protective collar for a bat  (Dr. Renate Keil / www.bund-fledermauszentrum-hannover.de)

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

Das Foto zeigt das Buch The Rehabilitation and Captive Care of Insectivorous Bats by Amanda Lollar The Rehabilitation and Captive Care of Insectivorous Bats by Amanda Lollar  (Foto vom Buch: Gudrun Becker / https://batworld.org/)

We recommend the book "The Rehabilitation and Captive Care of Insectivorous Bats" by Amanda Lollar. Here you can order the book.  


Die Zeichnung zeigt BUNDchen Fledermaus am Telefon // The drawing shows BUNDchen bat at the phone BUNDchen Fledermaus am Telefon // BUNDchen Fledermaus at the phone  (Carina Bach / www.bund-fledermauszentrum-hannover.de)

For medical treatment information about bats please contact Bat World Sanctuary.

„The future should not be foreseen but made possible.“ (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)  

Das Foto zeigt eine Kleinabendseglerin mit dem Text Ich bin ein Wesen der Nacht. Hast du je an mich gedacht? Ich bin klein und unscheinbar, und bin doch so wunderbar. Kleinabendsegler Nyctalus leisleri  (Gudrun Becker / www-bund-fledermauszentrum-hannover.de)
Das Foto zeigt einen Großer Abendsegler Nyctalus noctula im Porträt // The photo shows a nyctalus noctula in profile Großer Abendsegler Nyctalus noctula  (Gudrun Becker / www-bund-fledermauszentrum-hannover.de)