Plastic waste weighing around 15 kg was removed from the stomach of a stray cow by veterinarians at a government facility in Odisha’s Ganjam district, officials said on Saturday.
He said that a team of veterinarians led by District Veterinarian Dr Kiran Kumar Bisoi, after saving the six-year-old cow, operated on it for about three hours.
Dr Bisoi said polythene bags, wrappers and other plastic waste were removed from the cow’s stomach.
He said the ailing cow was rescued from Vidya Nagar near Courtpeta area four days ago, when an animal rights activist informed the authorities about its condition.
He said that when the cow was brought to the hospital its condition was critical, clinical examination revealed the accumulation of plastic waste in its stomach.
The doctor said that the stray cattle, which survive on the leftovers dumped in polythene bags, turn plastic in their stomachs. He said that the condition of the cow is stable now after removing the plastic from the stomach.