Tamil Nadu: Plastic bags, LED bulb removed from bull’s stomach

The doctors retrieved 38.4 kg of polythene bags, a LED bulb, safety pins, nails and coir rope from the rumen of the animal after the surgery, TVCC sources said.

By: PTI | Thanjavur | Published:April 20, 2017 12:31 pm

Veterinarians at an institute in Thanjavur have removed 38.4 kg of plastic bags and a LED bulb from the stomach of a bull. The bull, used for jallikattu (bull taming sport), was brought to Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex (TVCC) of Veterinary College and Research Institute in Thanjavur by its owner Ayyappan of Tiruchirappalli district on Wednesday following anorexia and debility.

On examination it was diagnosed that the animal has acute ruminal impaction following which a surgery was performed. The doctors retrieved 38.4 kg of polythene bags, a LED bulb, safety pins, nails and coir rope from the rumen of the animal after the surgery, TVCC sources said.

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