The Anand Veterinary Department recently removed 77 kg of plastic waste from the stomach of a stray cow from the Charotar region.
For about two and a half hours, the doctors successfully operated and rescued the cow. The cow is considered to be a holy animal, however, the condition of the cows in the Charotar region has been deplorable for some time now.
The Anand Veterinary Department finds two to three cows per week in Charotar, which is known for its livestock, with plastic in its stomach. However, the most recent operation by the department was the most complex and lasted the longest, as 77 kg of plastic was extracted from the cow’s stomach.
In this regard, the head of the department Dr. Pineshbhai Parikh said the average weight of the cow was 400 kg and 77 kg of plastic was found from the cow, which contained not only bags but also ice cream bowls and spoons.
Whenever the amount of plastic goes into the stomach, the animal’s diet is reduced. In addition to this, frequent gasification, slow digestion and sickness of the animal are also treated. Urgent treatment is needed at this time, he added.
If one wants to know the amount of plastic in the stomach of a pet or a stray cow, one can put their hand on the left side of its stomach and press it. If a fingerprint mark remains on the left side of the abdomen, then it says there is plastic in the abdomen. In these circumstances, the cow should be taken to the doctors for immediate treatment.