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