Posted by Anjum Andrabi on 30th March 2008
Not really, just a surgery performed on a Shapu. Shapu is a specie of wild sheep from Ladakh. The one in picture was kept at the Deer Pak at Pahalgam. It had developed an abnormalÂ growth on its side (tumor??) which was heavily infested with maggots. A Ketamine Xylazine combination anesthetic was used and the maggots and dead tissue removed.
Surgeon and images: Dr Shabir Ahmad Mir