• Short Summary

    Zoo animals are now able to benefit from acupuncture -- a form of medical treatment developed in the People's Republic of China and rapidly gaining popularity in the rest of the world.

  • Description

    Zoo animals are now able to benefit from acupuncture -- a form of medical treatment developed in the People's Republic of China and rapidly gaining popularity in the rest of the world.

    A giraffe 'Eddie' at the Windsor Safari Park Zoo in the United Kingdom has been suffering from arthritis in its ankle joint. After a visit to The People's Republic of China the zoo's Veterinary Surgeon, Mr. David Taylor, decided to try acupuncture.

    In the case of 'Eddie', acupuncture was used as a treatment, but Mr. Taylor is hoping to use it as an anaesthetic. The basis of acupuncture is the piercing of the skin with needles and then the passing of an electric current between the needles.

    This Visnews film is accompanied by Mr. Taylor's description of what he is doing. This description is transcribed below and there is an alternative commentary over the page.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE127FQU47C9JOMMVIUATH2HFS
    Media URN:
    VLVAE127FQU47C9JOMMVIUATH2HFS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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