2013-10-03 / Local & State

Philadelphia Zoo Branches Out To Acupuncture

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Zoo reports it’s having success using acupuncture to treat some ailing animals.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Saturday that zoo officials are impressed with how the technique has sped up the healing of a 9-year-old swan that has suffered with an infected lump on his pink foot for more than three years.

The swan, named Jackson, has even had surgery, but zoo veterinarian Donna Ialeggio says the healing has been visible week by week since the zoo called in Christina Fuoco, a private vet who is trained in acupuncture.

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