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 Bionic Horse

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Date posted: 27/09/2007

Miniature horse Belle, has a titanium post in her left hind leg to replace the missing hoof and 20 per cent of her leg that had to be amputated after an attack by a mink or racoon eight months ago cut off circulation in her leg.

The 45-kilogram animal is the only horse in the world to have this type of prosthetic post implanted in a leg. If it heals over the next two months, Belle will be fitted with some type of hoof at the end of the post, and be back to her usual self, running, jumping and cavorting at her home in Central Saanich, Canada.

It will take six to eight weeks to know if Belle's leg will heal properly.

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