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Goldeneye, a fish in the North Carolina Aquarium, which has had a glass eye fitted by surgeons at the State College of Veterinary Science. "A few years ago," said Dr Brad Nadelstein, "surgery on dogs with cataracts was unheard of. Now it's common. Why not fish?"

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Pig-owners, particularly the owners of Jackson, a two- year-old Peruvian pig that ate a birthday feast of salmon and prawn sandwiches and other goodies tipped by mistake into its sty instead of the usual scraps. The food had been intended to feed 60 people.

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