An entire turkey is about to become a part of a new medical procedure that will be carried out in the United Kingdom by the end of the year.
Dr Peter Higgs, a plastic surgeon at Liverpool John Moores University Hospital, is to carry out the procedure on the bird.
The turkey, which has been undergoing plastic surgery for a number of years, is the second turkey in three years to be brought back to life.
The bird was originally brought back from Turkey in 2015, when it was placed on a ventilator after being declared brain dead.
The surgery was the first of its kind in the UK, which is one of the few countries in the world that has been unable to obtain tissue from the deceased for transplantation.
However, the transplant is not yet complete and the turkey will need to be removed from its ventilators, which are located beneath its legs.
The first turkey transplant was performed in 2014, but the process took around two years.
After undergoing a few tests, Dr Higgs said the bird had reached the stage where it needed to be put back on ventilating a ventilated cage.
The procedure involved removing its limbs, skin, eyes, ears and tail.
Dr Higgs is the chief surgeon at the Royal Veterinary College and he said the birds life was saved.
“It’s been quite a challenging procedure to do, but I’m very proud that it has been done successfully,” he said.
“The surgery involved removing all the external organs and the rest of the animal’s body, but we still have a long way to go to ensure that the animal is fully conscious, alive and well.”
I think it will be an amazing thing to watch.
“The turkey was brought back by the Royal Vet Association after a member of the public spotted it and raised money for the surgery.
The money raised will go towards making the procedure safer for other animals and making it more practical.
Dr John Lewis, the director of the Royal College of Surgeons, said the turkey would be used to treat patients suffering from spinal injuries and other disorders.”
A lot of times people get the idea that there’s no way to bring a bird back from the brink, but actually this turkey has gone from a life-threatening situation to a life expectancy of around a year and a half,” he told New Scientist.”
This is a remarkable feat.