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After three hours of surgery, a team of six vets in southern Ethiopia successfully removed 50kg of plastic from a cow

“The cow is alive and in good health. Cows can ingest plastics because of lack of pasture or minerals, and the way people disposing of plastic materials is also becoming a problem for the health of livestock,” Dr Firaol Waaqoo stated.

It was also disclosed that the animal’s owner, Areerii Carii, had brought another of his cows to the vets last month who removed 20kg of plastic from its stomach.