Nice Kitty: Israeli Zoo Uses Acupuncture on Sick Tiger

Holistic medicine professional tries acupuncture on sedated Pedang, a 14 yr-old tiger, suffers who from chronic ear infection

Tel Aviv Zoological Center: This is the 1st time Chinese medicine is used on an animal, antibiotics failed to cure the infection.

By Zeev Klein

Veterinarians are trying acupuncture to cure a Sumatran tiger at an Israeli zoo.

The tiger was sedated during the treatment.

The Zoological Center of Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan said this was the first time it used Chinese medicine on an animal. The zoo said other conventional treatments, like antibiotics, failed to cure the infection, which has lasted more than a year.

Mor Mosinzon, who treated Pedang, said the acupuncture was meant to strengthen his immune system and open his ear canals so that his body can better absorb the antibiotics.

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