• Short Summary

    Joey the Budgie has a swan's quill splint put on his broken leg.

  • Description

    M/Ss and C/Us of two female vets at the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals in Ilford, Essex, as they look at a budgie, Joey, in a cage on the table before them. One of them lifts Joey out of the cage as commentator tells us he has a broken leg.

    The other vet selects a swan quill from a bunch and cuts off a section to make into a tiny splint for Joey. While the first vet holds Joey, this one attaches the splint to his leg; commentator says "Birds have a low nervous system, so the 'operation' is not as painful as it looks'.

    The splint is taped to Joey's leg, while he swivels his head about and looks slightly distressed; C/U of Joey clutched in the vet's hand. He is then put back in his cage where he staggers about a little, then hops onto the finger of one of the vets and nibbles on her finger - aaah!

    Note: for search purposes: PDSA; P.D.S.A.

    'INJURED BUDGE.' is the correct spelling of the title of this item, taken from the issue book.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:03:00 / 01:50:38:00
    CP 065

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