The UF College of Veterinary Medicine says a 600-Ib alligator from Saint Augustine Gator Farm is recovering at the hospital.
Bob, a 660-lb. alligator from @StAugGatorFarm, visited our hospital for radiographs to assess his right rear leg for a cause of lameness. Preliminary evaluation showed evidence of osteomyelitis. Our zoo med team will continue to monitor his progress. Good luck Bob (& Go Gators!) pic.twitter.com/DHjcfN2FOp— UFVetMed (@UFVetMed) September 4, 2020
The school tweeted the gator named Bob underwent some tests which revealed his right leg showed evidence of lameness.
The school says he is responsive to zoo staff, on pain medication, and will soon start antibiotic therapy.
An update on Bob, the alligator from @StAugGatorFarm that we evaluated Thursday for lameness in his right rear leg: He's responsive to zoo staff today, on pain meds & will soon start antibiotic therapy. Here he is being transported to our radiology area. #GatorshelpingGators pic.twitter.com/QffbnAfoEG— UFVetMed (@UFVetMed) September 5, 2020