CHAMPION Tasmanian dog Big Moose has survived an operation to repair a multiple fractured hock that ended his racing career two weeks ago.
Big Moose emerged from the operation without complications and the prognosis is good according to his trainer Butch Deverell.
“I picked him up from the vets and took him home on Tuesday morning and he never even gave a whimper when I picked him up,” Deverell said.
“They put screws in the breaks in the hock and we just have to wait a few weeks for that to settle down and then he’ll be back to the vets for another operation.”
“He also damaged the ligament in the same leg that requires micro surgery but they can’t do that until the inflammation settles down.”
“If everything goes well he should be fully recovered in about three or four months,” he said.
Big Moose will spend the rest of his days as a stud dog, standing at Deverell’s property at Penguin on Tassie’s North-West Coast.