A female white-faced monkey, of the species Cebus versicolor, was reviewed and treated by specialists from the Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Center (CVZ) in conjunction with the CES University.
This wild animal was a patient at the Center for Attention and Assessment of Wild Fauna of the Metropolitan Area of the Aburrá Valley, where wild animals recovered by emergencies, voluntary deliveries or seizures in the urban area are received.
This specific primate was kept as a pet in a house and was abandoned by its forks. After his rescue, he received treatment for some of his skin lesions and nutritional problems.
Some time after the initial assessment, he presented a wound on his face that was reviewed by medical personnel, and with the presumption of dental involvement, he was transferred to the CVZ where a dentist determined, through X-rays, that one of his canines He had an infected fracture, which was causing the injury.
Later, the animal underwent surgery to clean and heal the tusk with endodontics and root canals, and was sent back to the Care Center.
“For well-being and clinical management, it is essential that the animals are in optimal health conditions, which allows us to continue their recovery process. In this sense, it is very important for us to have diagnostic aids and specialists from CES University that complement our daily exercise.”, Expressed Elbert Ramos Espitia, coordinator of the Center for Attention and Assessment of Wild Fauna.
After a month, the patient was fully recovered: great news for those who cared for her since, by keeping her fangs, she will be able to consume food and defend herself, which is essential to continue her process and be released into the wild.