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Calf Getting Fake Hooves In Texas A&M Procedure

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File photo of an animal's hoof. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

File photo of an animal’s hoof. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Veterinarians at Texas A&M University have done surgery on a calf nicknamed Hero in preparation to fit the animal with replacement rear hooves.

Angela Clendenin with the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine said Thursday that Hero’s recovery continues to be going well. The procedure was done Tuesday.

Hero was adopted a few months ago by Kitty Martin with Selah (SEE’-luh) Ranch All Animal Rescue of Greenville, Va., after being abandoned by his owner. Martin says Hero lost his back hooves to frostbite. Some original prosthetics failed.

Martin hauled Hero to College Station this month. She says the calf will be fitted with new prosthetics in a few weeks when his legs heal.

Martin is also moving her rescue operation to Texas, on land about 75 miles northeast of Austin.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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