Veterinary surgeons Boaz Arzi and Frank Verstraete are working to determine the best route through which to approach the problem. They anticipate that Kabang will require a minimum of two surgeries, one that would deal primarily on dental work and another that would attempt to close the facial wound. There are no plans of developing a prosthetic snout.
“We are confident we can improve her condition going forward,” Verstraete said in the release.
Kabang will not be made available to the media to reduce any added stress and risk of infection.
More information and updates on Kabang’s treatment can be found at vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vmth/small_animal/kabang.
— Muna Sadek