Anaconda was operated & Tumour removed by Thai vets

A 10-year-old anaconda weighed about 52kg (114 lbs) have been operated by Thai veterinarians a to remove a large tumour near its heart.

The snake was anaesthetised for the 7 hour operation.

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anaconda operated by thai
The snake was put on a breathing tube.
Source: bbc

Doctors at Klongluang Animal Hospital had to cut through the skin and abdominal cavity wall in order to reach the tumour, which weighed 1kg (2lb).

anaconda operated by thai
Doctors had to be careful to avoid arteries, as damaging one could have killed the animal.
Source: bbc
anaconda operated by thai
Source: bbc

Tissue samples have been sent for tests to determine if the snake has cancer.

Most of the tumour was removed but a small part remains as it was too close to arteries, vets say.

It was brought to Klongluang Animal Hospital, north of Bangkok, by a private owner.

anaconda operated by thai
The snake has now recovered consciousness – but may need to undergo chemotherapy if cancer is detected.
Source: bbc

What if they can’t speak, they can  express their feelings, the only thing required is a golden heart to understand them.

 

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