Muscat, A Vet team at the Directorate General of
Veterinary Services at the Royal Court Affairs (RCA) managed to carry
out an artificial limb replacement for an Arabian Tahr. The surgical
operation is rare and the first of its kind at the Arab level.
The surgical operation has been performed to save the breed of
this animal, which faces the risk of extinction. The original limb was
amputated due to delaying union of fracture leading to tissue damage
and weak blood supplied. The artificial limb has been designed to be
fixed directly to the bone to ensure efficient operation.
The Arabian Tahr is one of the animals in the red list of the
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Majority of
Arabian Tahr live in the Sultanate of Oman.
Source: Oman News Agency