Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fantastic Leg Band Cutter

Over the years I have purchase a number of less expensive leg band cutters only to be disappointed with them because it was difficult to use them without damaging the leg. Recently, I bought this excellent 4 inch leg band cutter from web site of Med-Vet International.

Note the smooth rounded tip which makes the cutter easy to use even when the leg is quite swollen.

Aluminum and plastic leg rings occasionally prevent venous blood return from the distal limb of small birds. Edema (swelling) and necrosis (to the extent of losing the foot) quickly follows unless the ring is removed. Removal of the ring or band without fracturing is not easy without this special cutting tool.

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