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Miracle dogs show off false limbs

Published 31/03/2011 | 17:42

German Shepherd Mitzi's prosthetic foot has been hailed by vets
German Shepherd Mitzi's prosthetic foot has been hailed by vets
Zoe Randle and four-year-old German Shepherd Mitzi at the British Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress in Birmingham
German Shepherd Mitzi gets good use out of a prosthetic foot

A group of "miracle dogs" which have been revitalised by prosthetic limbs took centre stage at the launch of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association's annual congress.

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Among the animals showing off the benefits of artificial limbs at the four-day meeting in Birmingham was a four-year-old German shepherd with a prosthetic foot and a Jack Russell which lost a leg in a car accident.

Around 8,000 delegates and 220 exhibitors are expected to attend the congress in central Birmingham, with an estimated £15 million being pumped into the local economy.

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association, founded in 1957, aims to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science and has more than 5,500 members.

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