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Vet Varsity releases First Book of Indian Subcontinent written by Indian Authors on Management of Equine Colic

October 29

Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Ludhiana, (GADVASU) released the book "A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management of Equine Colic" authored by Dr. Arun Anand and Dr Simrat Sagar Singh of the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology. Dr. Inderjeet Singh congratulated the authors and appreciated the effort put in by the veterinary surgeons of GADVASU. The book has been published by Jaya Publishing House, Delhi.

Dr. Singh and Dr. Anand authors of the book informed that Colic in horses is a life threatening problem and if left untreated horses succumb to the disease causing massive economic loss to horse owners and breeders. Department of Veterinary Surgery at GADVASU has established an exclusive facility for colic surgery in horses. This is the only facility of its kind in northern India among veterinary institutions.

The book which has been dedicated entirely to colic treatment covering surgical anatomy of equine abdomen. The book contains chapters on causes, diagnostic procedures and presurgical assessment of colic horses. A detailed chapter on medical management followed by exhaustive chapters on surgical management and post-operative care have been included. The book contains more than 125 original coloured photographs and illustrations for easy and comprehensive understanding of veterinary students and clinicians.

The authors further explained that this is the first book in the Indian subcontinent dedicated entirely to the management of equine colic and written by Indian authors. Simple language has been used for better understanding of beginners and students. The book is primarily focussed towards audience of the Indian subcontinent.

Dr. Navdeep Singh, Head Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology added that horses from as far as Sri Ganganagar, (Rajasthan) have been successfully operated for colic at GADVASU and restored to normal functional ability. Dr. SPS Ghuman, Dean, College of Veterinary Science also appreciated the effort and said that the book will be valuable to enhance understanding of colic in horses among students, field veterinarians and clinicians dealing with horses. The book release function was attended by officers of the university and faculty of department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology.

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