Urban Veterinary Hospital treats over 5k animals, birds in last one year

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Urban Veterinary Hospital
The Urban Veterinary Hospital at SOA.

Bhubaneswar: The Urban Veterinary Hospital, set up here by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) a year ago, has so far treated 5,527 animals and birds for different ailments, said Prof Bramhadev Pattnaik, dean of SOA’s Institute of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry (IVSAH).

The hospital, which is equipped with a laboratory, a functional operation theatre and other clinical gadgets, was inaugurated on April 28, 2022.

The hospital’s list of treatment include 4,539 cases of general medicine, 47 cases of surgery and 941 cases of gynaecological disorders, especially in
cows and dogs, Prof Srinibas Das of IVSAH said.

Moreover, treatment was extended to 196 ornamental fish and 64 other animals including turtle, mouse, guinea pig, rabbit, owl and parrots during the year. Experts in veterinary disciplines of medicine, surgery, pathology, gynaecology and obstetrics have been treating animals and birds at the hospital, located at Shyampur near SUM Hospital, daily.

This is also the only hospital of its kind functioning in the private sector in the state, he said.

The pathological investigations conducted in the hospital included testing of 298 blood samples for blood cell count and blood protozoan parasites. Similarly, 55 faecal samples from cows and buffaloes, four skin scrapings and nine urine samples were examined and four biopsies conducted.
Besides, genomic diagnosis by polymerase chain reaction was conducted on 20 blood samples, Prof Das said. Of the 47 surgeries conducted, 24 were major operations.

Besides, Prof Das said, vaccination in cows and dogs was carried out for prevention of various diseases. Altogether 320 cows were immunised against
Lumpy Skin disease in an endemic area while Polyvalent vaccines against canine distemper, Parvo and pathology Virus, Para influenza, Leptospira,
Hepatitis and Adeno Virus infections were administered to 138 dogs. Anti-rabies vaccination was given to 228 dogs during the year.

Fertility check-up camps were also conducted by the hospital at four rural health camps held at Niali, Gop and Mendhasal, he said.

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