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University of Florida veterinarians help ailing 660-pound alligator

38-year-old Alligator Farm resident treated at UF Small Animal Hospital
Alligator Farm 660-pound gator treated at UF Small Animal Hospital
Posted at 2:12 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 14:12:29-04

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Talk about Gators helping gators.

Some veterinarians at the University of Florida helped an ailing alligator Thursday after the 660-pound reptile was brought to the UF Small Animal Hospital with a femur injury.

The 38-year-old gator named Bob is a resident of the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine.

With the help of the veterinary staff and Dr. Darryl Heard, an associate professor of zoological medicine, Bob underwent several X-rays that revealed evidence of osteomyelitis of the proximal femur.

UF veterinarians intend to monitor Bob's progress.