Project Description

Squaker, was born (is this correct? Or how did it happen?) with a peak deformity. The upper beak (rhinotheca) had a deformity at the end and it had become too long because it wasn’t wearing down properly. This caused the lower beak (gnathotheca) to split.

Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital performed the peak surgery in multiple stages. First, we had to fix the lower peak using a wire on the split–much like a splint–so that over time, the bone would grow together. Next, we fixed the deformity on the upper peak by cutting and dremeling the peak for proper alignment and shape. This allowed the peak to wear properly moving forward.