Figure 1: Closed fracture right foot adult male rat.
Case history and photos
The photos below show an adult male rat that sustained a closed fracture of the right foot. It is thought, by the owner, to have occurred while the rat was playing with other rats in a cage with wire mesh flooring.
Swelling and bruising of right hind foot.
A closed, non-displaced fracture of the right foot.
Healing occurred without treatment.
Swelling and bruising resolved. Complete mobility of foot restored.
Photo 1: Discoloration from bruising, and swelling, can be seen to the right foot.
Photo 2: Closer view of fractured foot. Note that the skin remained intact.
Photo 3: Injury resolved.
Photos courtesy of Bellaratta’s Nest Rattery