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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Man-eater suffered fracture, is critical

Published: Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012, 11:36 IST The man-eating tiger caught in Heggadadevanakote in Mysore district a week ago is critical and is undergoing treatment at the Mysore Zoo. “The rescued male tiger is having multiple infected wounds throughout the body, possibly caused by fight with other tigers. There are severe infected wounds with multiple pockets of pus accumulation in left forelimb and around the base of the tail. There are inflamed regions in the right shoulder and the right thigh.The tiger has suffered a fracture in the right forelimb with infection. There are multiple lacerations on the left nostril. The animal’s condition is weak and anaemic due to injury and parasitic infestation,” executive director of Mysore Zoo BP Ravi said. The vets treating the tiger said the blood sample analysis suggested that the tiger has also been suffering from liver disorders. Dr Prayag, one of the doctors treating the big cat, said lancing is done under aseptic conditions to clean pus-filled cavities. “The tiger is given medications, including antibiotics, iron supplements, mineral and vitamin,” he said. The report from the Laboratory for Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES), Hyderabad, clarified that the tiger had consumed human flesh.

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