Prosthetic Leg Helps Donkey Kick Some Tail

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Emma the 1-year-old miniature donkey may act like a normal animal, but she's unique. After her birth in April 2012, Emma underwent surgery to amputate a limb. Thankfully, veterinarians chose her as a test case aimed at saving the lives or horses and donkeys that are typically euthanized because of leg deformities or fractures. They outfitted Emma with a prosthetic limb, and now Emma can't even tell that she's different. She loves to run around the barnyard, kicking her 1,600-pound horse pal.

Prosthetic Leg Helps Donkey Kick Some Tail

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Lady Merewyn

Donkeys are my favorite animal! I am so glad that they were able to help Emma. She is so cute!

July 22 2013 at 1:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Anita Carter

That's so-ooo neat! she's so-ooo cute!

July 21 2013 at 9:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill

Glad Emma made it. Now Her name will be famous. The Emma Leg .

July 21 2013 at 8:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MaryLou

Love those Docs- and Emma-

July 21 2013 at 8:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ebicious

What a great story, it really warms the heart!

July 21 2013 at 7:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mikey D.

Still great humanity left in this world.

July 21 2013 at 7:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nouras6

an adorable donkey...so cute, specially when she runs. I wish if all the animals are lucky like her.

July 21 2013 at 7:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
leavesbound

I hope they sterilized this animal so it would not dilute the gene pool with this genetic defect.

July 21 2013 at 6:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Marissa

I hope you're sterilized so YOU wont dilute the gene pool of the world with your defective way of thinking.
Be positive about what they've done.

July 21 2013 at 7:11 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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ARNIE R

I back you up on that comment...

July 21 2013 at 8:16 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
emiller182

It's absolutely wonderful that they did this. And at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah they did something like this for one of their horses several years ago. I hope all 4-legged animals get this same chance if they need it.

July 21 2013 at 5:06 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
jodycards

How cool! Go, Emma, Go!

July 21 2013 at 3:25 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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