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Huge relief as 75yrs old tortoise undergoes a successful surgery in Sokoto

A 75-year-old tortoise on Tuesday underwent a successful shell reconstruction surgery at the Veterinary Clinic Sokoto.

It was gathered that the septuagenarian was ran over by a vehicle (Hilux) and got his shell cracked and broken in Argungu, Kebbi State.

A team comprising of veterinarians from the clinic and the department of Surgery and Radiology, Faculty Of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo Univeristy Sokoto (UDUS), spent hours on the patient.

Fortunately, the shell was fixed using circlage wire and screws and the patient has since returned to Argungu, where he is recuperating.

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