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Vets remove tumour from tiny fish in first ever UK surgery

Vets remove tumour from tiny fish in reported UK first

Exotic Vets in Bristol performed an operation on their smallest patient ever when they removed a lump from a Molly fish (Picture: SWNS)

A vet has reportedly carried out a UK first by removing a tumour from a tiny Molly fish which weighs less than a gram.

The little creature, which looks exactly like a Goldfish, was rushed into the surgery after its owners noticed a lump on its belly.

Staff at Highscoft Rabbit, Small Mammal & Exotic Vets, Bristol, which normally operate on iguanas and snakes, immediately diagnosed a tumour and prepared the fish for surgery.

The emergency procedure saw vets put a catheter in the fishs mouth before giving it anasthetics and removing the mass within 40 minutes.

When the sedation drugs wore off, the fish woke up and returned home later the same day.

The fish being put to sleep before the operation. Vets at Highcroft Rabbit, Small Mammal & Exotic Vets in Bristol performed an operation on their smallest patient ever when they removed a lump from a goldfish weighing just OME GRAM! See SWNS story SWBRgoldfish. A vets has operated on its smallest patient ever after performing a procedure on a goldfish weighing less than A GRAM. Staff welcomed its smallest patient earlier this month after its owners noticed a lump on its belly. The emergency procedure at at Highscoft Rabbit, Small Mammal & Exotic Vets, Bristol, saw vets catheterised the goldfish's mouth before enthuanising and removing the mass within 40 minutes. The vets - which operates on the likes of iguanas, snakes and crocodiles - says the 1g goldfish is the smallest animal to go under the knife.

The fish being put to sleep before the operation.(Picture: Highcroft Rabbit, Small Mammal & Exotic Species)

Exotic species vet Sonya Miles said: It was definitely the smallest animal weve seen here.

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It barely registered on our scales.

Both modern and veterinary medicine has advanced over time so were able to perform.

Its a pretty simple procedure and took no longer than thirty or forty minutes.

We submerged the fish in a container of anaesthetic solution.

Once the righting reflex is lost and the fish is asleep it was the laid on the operating area.

The tiny fish before the 40 minute operation (lump circled in red). Vets at Highcroft Rabbit, Small Mammal & Exotic Vets in Bristol performed an operation on their smallest patient ever when they removed a lump from a goldfish weighing just OME GRAM! See SWNS story SWBRgoldfish. A vets has operated on its smallest patient ever after performing a procedure on a goldfish weighing less than A GRAM. Staff welcomed its smallest patient earlier this month after its owners noticed a lump on its belly. The emergency procedure at at Highscoft Rabbit, Small Mammal & Exotic Vets, Bristol, saw vets catheterised the goldfish's mouth before enthuanising and removing the mass within 40 minutes. The vets - which operates on the likes of iguanas, snakes and crocodiles - says the 1g goldfish is the smallest animal to go under the knife.

The tiny fish before the 40 minute operation with the lump circled in red (Picture: Highcroft Rabbit, Small Mammal & Exotic Vets /SWNS)

The vets during the 40 minute operation on the fish. Vets at Highcroft Rabbit, Small Mammal & Exotic Vets in Bristol performed an operation on their smallest patient ever when they removed a lump from a goldfish weighing just OME GRAM! See SWNS story SWBRgoldfish. A vets has o<a href=https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/17/vets-remove-tumour-from-tiny-fish-in-first-ever-uk-surgery-10760020/>Read More – Source</a></p> </body></html>

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