2022-09-23|来源:souhu

Giant Panda Tuan Presented by the Mainland to Taiwan Sudden Epilepsy Taipei Zoo: External diagnosis, examination and recuperation

Tuan Tuan, a giant panda given to Taiwan, China by the mainland, has suddenly appeared epilepsy. Taibei Zoo: it has been examined externally and is in convalescence

source: Taiwan, China.com

taiwan.com on September 23. According to Taiwan media reports, Tuan Tuan, a giant panda given to Taiwan by the mainland who was admitted to Taibei zoo, was shocked to find that his body appeared abnormal and even had symptoms suspected of epilepsy. The veterinarian of the zoo invited a veterinarian of the neurology department of the animal hospital attached to Taida for consultation, It is necessary for Tuan Tuan to undergo a precise MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) examination of the brain to clarify the cause of epilepsy. Tuan Tuan was specially arranged to go to the animal hospital attached to Taiwan University on September 18 to receive relevant examinations, hoping to clarify the cause.

a press release issued by the Taipei Zoological Institute on the 23rd pointed out that in the middle and late August, the keepers found that Tuan Tuan, a giant panda, behaved differently from the past, had a poor appetite, and had white foam on his mouth. The working team found through replaying the surveillance video that Tuan Tuan had symptoms of suspected epilepsy for 3 minutes at about 7:00 a.m. on August 23rd. The veterinarian immediately conducted a preliminary clinical examination, At the same time, we invited the veterinary neuroscientists of the animal hospital attached to Taiwan University for consultation. It was necessary for the assessment team to receive a precise MRI examination of the brain.

Taipei Zoo sent Tuan Tuan to the Animal Hospital attached to Taiwan University on the morning of September 18, and then anesthetized Tuan Tuan and performed MRI examination of the brain. MRI images showed that there were local liquefaction necrosis lesions in the left cerebral hemisphere and similar lesions in the right cerebral hemisphere, which may be the cause of the seizure. To further clarify the possible causes of brain lesions, the veterinarian took cerebrospinal fluid for Tuan Tuan for subsequent analysis and testing, and also completed the overall physiological examination.

The Taipei Zoo said that Tuan Tuan is still in the backyard for recuperation and observation. Later, it is necessary to collect all the test results to clarify the cause. It also hopes that the outside world will give blessing and the zoo will do its best to give medical care. (source: Taiwan, China, China)