Ludhiana 07 October 2019-An Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) sponsored 21 day advanced faculty training course on “Diagnostic, anaesthetic and Surgical Interventions in Emergency and Trauma Patients” concluded at the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University . Twenty four veterinary surgeons, clinicians and scientist representing 9 states of India and 19 institutions participated in the training program. The participants were imparted hands on training for different aspect of advanced treatment facilities for Emergency and Trauma patients.

Dr. Jitender Mohindroo, Professor-cum-Head and course Director informed that the aim of such training programs is to disseminate recent updates on the surgical, diagnostic and anaesthetic techniques. Till date 479 teachers working in various State / Central institutes of India have been trained under the program. Training program included a total of 36 lectures and more than 60 practical demonstrations on latest developments in diagnostic, anaesthetic and surgical interventions in emergency and trauma patients. The participants got a chance to see some rare emergency procedures like caesarean section in a mare, cecotomy and diaphragmatic hernia surgery in buffaloes he added. The trainees were also taught advanced and minimally invasive diagnostic techniques like CT scan, ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy procedures, laparoscopy, arthroscopy and Theloscopy.

A compendium of lectures and CD containing the resource material was released during the concluding function by Dr. S.K. Uppal, Nodal officer (CAFT) and Dean postgraduate studies. He advised participants to apply the knowledge gained during the training program for the betterment of livestock sector in the India. Dr. Uppal emphasised an urgent present need to work in inter-institutional collaboration and encouraged the participants to consult this university at any time in future.

Dr. S.S. Singh, Superintendent of Small Animal Multi Speciality Hospital informed that the university hospital has all the advanced instrumentation and facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of livestock and companion animals. The new Small Animal Multi Speciality Hospital is the only one of its type for the treatment of small animals he added. He further informed that Veterinary University at Ludhiana the only institute where state of art treatment facilities are available at a very low cost.