Romain Pizzi, the veterinarian who pioneered keyhole surgery for animals, has operated on sharks, chimps even a moon bear
In 2012, the conservation benevolence Free the Bears approached Romain Pizzi, one of the most innovative wildlife surgeons in Europe, with an uncommon patient. A consultant in laparoscopic( keyhole) surgery- until recently rare in veterinary medicine- Pizzi has operated on giraffes and tarantulas, penguins and baboons, monstrous tortoises and at least one shark, and maintains a honour for taking on cases others won’t. If you’re in belonging of a beast with gallstones, or a suspiciously sickly beaver, “youre calling” Pizzi. As Matt Hunt, CEO of Free the Bears says,” We have other vets who are incredibly talented. But Romain is one of different kinds .”
The patient in question was a three-year-old female Asiatic pitch-black assume, also known as a moon suffer, announced Champa. Moon permits, poached for their bile and bodyparts, are classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Rescued as a puppy and brought to a Free the Bears sanctuary in Laos, Champa had a deformed skull and impaired image. While other makes would socialise, she would mope around her enclosing, manager down, seemingly in agony. Pizzi believed she had hydrocephalus, a rare surrounding in which excess cerebrospinal liquor builds up in the skull, justification brain damage.
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