KIRYANDONGO, UGANDA: Veterinary doctors and residents of Kooki village in Kiryandongo district were Thursday left in shock after finding solid materials in the stomach of a cow. The items retrieved included a jacket, pieces of polythene bags, nylon sacks and some pieces of stones.
Dr. Kaija John a Veterinary doctor in Kiryandongo district said that one farmer reported a case of an animal that looked very frail and weak.
He got informed that the animal had been treated with several drugs in vain and then recommended that the animal be operated on since it seemed to have swallowed a solid material.
“When we operated the animal, to our surprise, we found a very big mass of solid materials including a jacket, a mosquito net and polythene bags rolled inside”, Dr Kaija narrated to DailyExpress on Thursday afternoon.
Dr Kaija further appealed to the farmers to always give their animals a balanced diet and enough diet to prevent them from eating soap and other salty materials in the environment.
Dr Ben Kamya from Masindi Port sub-county says that before the operation, he recommended that the animal get dewormed but all was done in vain.
Issa Hassan the Kiryandongo District Production Officer (DPO) said the incident was the first time hardware materials were found in an animal as farmers rarely report cases although the caesarean section is always done to livestock whenever the need arises.