Surgical management of lacerated wounds and rehabilitation of a rescued Indian rock python (Python molurus): A case report
Reji Varghese, Laiju M. Philip, Sharat Joshi, M. K. David Abraham and Syam K. Venugopal
Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.2022.53 (1):125-128
Reji Varghese : Assistant Professor, TVCC, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy,
Laiju M. Philip : Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
Sharat Joshi : PG Scholar, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
M. K. Praveen : PG Scholar, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
David Abraham : Assistant Forest Veterinary Officer, Thrissur Forest Division, Dept. of Forests & Wildlife, Kerala
K. Venugopal : Professor and Head, University Veterinary Hospital, Kokkalai, Thrissur – 680 021 Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala, India
Received: 21.06.2021 Accepted: 02.08.2021 Published: 31.03.2022
Corresponding author: Reji Varghese
Citation: Reji, V., Laiju, M. P., Sharat, J., Praveen, M. K., David, A. and Syam, K. V. 2022. Surgical management of lacerated wounds and rehabilitation of a rescued Indian rock python (Python molurus): a case report. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 53(1): 125-128.
An injured Indian Rock Python, rescued by the Forest Department of Kerala, was presented to the University Veterinary Hospital, Kokkalai, Thrissur. The lacerated wounds were cleaned and sutured under local anaesthesia. The post-operative care was given in the rescue centre of the Forest Department and the snake was released into the wild on complete wound healing.
Keywords: Python, lacerated wound, rescue