American Toad #19-0654 update

On May 11, the veterinary team noticed wounds on the toad’s hind left toes; there was exposed bone and necrotic tissue on several digits. It’s possible that this late-presenting injury caused the toad’s reluctance to use his left hind leg.

On May 13, Dr. Ernesto and vet technician Jess performed surgery to debride the wounds and amputate two of the toad’s digits. The lack of toes should not affect the toad’s ability to be released, as long the patient heals well from the surgery and is able to swim and maneuver appropriately.