This is obviously an attention-grabbing headline.
Have a read of this article (link) and see what you think.
This act is not all that unusual in a variety of species. Some veterinarians involved in breeding animals do it for dogs, horses, cattle… I’m sure for many more other species. In my case, my clients and I strip koi for example.
I remember when I was an undergraduate, I had to hold a huge flask-like contraption at for a horse. It was scary – not just the big heavy stallion and mare that could crush me, but also the tree-trunk sized, snake-like appendage that I had to redirect into the flask! Glad I the only horses I deal with now, are seahorses.
Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.
THE FISH VET – Perth, Melbourne, Townsville – AUSTRALIA.