The bee’s knees! Cat back on her feet after groundbreaking op

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The bee’s knees! Cat back on her feet after groundbreaking op

University of Pretoria vets conduct a partial knee replacement on a cat — a first in SA

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A few months ago Theophylline, a curious rescue kitten, faced a life of being three-legged after she fell from a second-storey building and injured herself.

But recent ground-breaking surgery by two specialist veterinary surgeons at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) in the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science has saved Theophylline from losing her leg.

Dr Elge Bester and Dr Adriaan Kitshoff conducted a partial knee replacement on the cat — making it not only a first for the 100-year-old faculty and the hospital, but for SA too...

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