We have seen humans with missing limbs. Some have the access to set an artificial limb to their body. But what about an animal. Is such a surgery possible?
In what may be the first instance, a tiger in Maharashtra will be getting a prosthetic limb, with the joint efforts of Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Science University (MAFSU) and a leading orthopedic surgeon of Nagpur.
The veterinary doctors of Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Science University (MAFSU) and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Sushrut Babhulkar have joined hands for surgically attaching prosthesis in a male tiger at Nagpur’s Gorewada Rescue Centre.
While such a surgery has been done on some of the animals across the world, it is possibly the first time that a tiger will undergo it.