Zoo's cougar cub is on the mend after surgery to fix birth defect

08/23/2011 | Issaquah Press (Wash.)

Kirkland, Wash., veterinarian Michael Mison led the surgical team that operated on 3-month-old cougar cub Tasha to fix the a vascular ring anomaly that had prevented her from eating solid food since birth. The condition occurs when blood vessels develop abnormally before birth and grow into a tough band of tissues that can entrap organs and prevent solid food from passing through the esophagus.

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