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Pakistani elephant Madhubala gets relief after years of toothache – pakistan


Pakistani elephant Madhubala gets relief after years of toothache

August 17, 2022


KARACHI, Pakistan, 17 Aug. (Reuters) – Madhubala, 16 years old.year-old elephant in Pakistan suffers for years from tooth infection and pain caused broken tusk, finally feel better on Wednesday after treatment unique standing sedation.

Madhubala one of four African elephants being treated in Karachi of eight team from global animal care group Four paws that in 2020 moved Kaavan – an elephant nicknamed world Lonely – to Cambodia from Islamabad.

Their visit was ordered by the High Court of Sindh (SHC). in Karachi last year for Four paws for assessing health of animals after local animal rights activists raised concerns in judgment on their well-being.

Named after the legendary Indian actress Madhubala. eyes were taped shut the feet tied side-grill for support her during sedation and follow-up treatment at the Karachi Zoo.

The vets had to use drills and other heavy surgical tools to extract the infected tusk that came out in leftovers.

“Due to the prolonged inflammation, the tissue is so fragile and thin that it does not possible take it out immediately, it can be broken,” said Dr. Marina Ivanova, showing the extracted tusk to Reuters reporters.

Endoscopy before the procedure showed full the tusk inside measured 31 centimeters (12.2 inches), she said.

“Now it’s important for us concentrate on postoperative treatment, removal of the tusk would open big wound, so this wound needs to be cleaned daily,” she said. added.
Within five to six-hour procedure, Madhubala did not put up great resistance, as she was kept under the influence of sedatives.

“Today we are happy start in first unique procedure at the zoo in no standing position in sleep or complete anesthesia, as this can be risky for elephant and maybe fatal, which we don’t do want” team said leader Dr. Aamir Khalil.

The rest of the elephants were in the condition is much better since they started the foot treatment two months ago, Khalil said, adding that group It was more work do to improve well-being of animals.

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