Muscat: For the first time ever, an Omani veterinary team has successfully conducted a prosthetic leg replacement procedure for an Arabian Tahr.
The surgery, being performed for the first time in the Arab World, is considered one of the rarest of its kind.
According to the Oman News Agency (ONA), “the veterinary team of the General Directorate of Veterinary Services at the Royal Court Affairs succeeded in the replacement of an artificial limb for an Arabian Tahr.”
The veterinary team carried out the procedure on what is an endangered species of animal, after its original limb was removed as a result of a fracture which had caused damage to its tissue and blood supply.
The artificial limb is designed to be directly stabilised by the bone and will operate efficiently.
The Arabian Tahr is classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) among its list of endangered animals.
The majority of the population of this pure Arabian species lives in Oman.