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Surgery performed on injured panther

Surgery performed on injured panther
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The experts of Animal Husbandry on Thursday performed surgery on the injured leg of the panther which was rescued recently from Banswada reserve forest in Kamareddy district by zoo officials

Bahadurpura: The experts of Animal Husbandry on Thursday performed surgery on the injured leg of the panther which was rescued recently from Banswada reserve forest in Kamareddy district by zoo officials.

According to the zoo officials, the rescued panther survived injuries in its right forelimb and is under treatment in the Zoo Hospital since then. On Thursday, the surgery was performed on the injured right forelimb of the panther by the Animal Husbandry Experts G Shambulingam, Assistant Director (AH) and Dr M Navin Kumar, Deputy Director (Retired) and Zoo Consultant and Veterinarians of Nehru Zoological Park.

“The exposed broken bones of the digits were surgically removed and the palm area of the panther is sutured by the compression sutures. The limb was also having multiple fractures of radius and ulna hence the Plaster of Paris is applied to immobilize the forelimb for the setting up of as false joint of fractured radius and ulna. The animal is kept under intensive care and medical observation of the Veterinary team,” informed the officials.

It may be mentioned here that a team from Nehru Zoological Park rescued a female panther, which was trapped in a snare in Banswada forests on July 16. After receiving information the zoo rescue team led by Dr M A Hakeem, Assistant Director (Veterinary) of Nehru Zoological Park rescued the female panther safely by way of ‘chemical immobilization’. The leopard suffered injuries in the right forelimb.

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