BATHINDA: The College of Veterinary Science, Rampura Phul a constituent college of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana has been established with a mandate to ensure better livestock health and production in the south-western zone of Punjab.
The college started functioning from October 2019 onwards and in a short span of 18 months a well equipped clinical complex offering advanced diagnostic and treatment facilities has been established. Off lately the college has also started offering round the clock services to address emergency clinical cases during off hours and public holidays. The college has dedicated a helpline number for this cause and farmers can now call anytime to fix appointments or seek expert advice from concerned professionals.
In one such instance a distressed farmer from Village Tapali situated around 20kms from College campus called on the intervening night of New Years Eve at 10:30 pm and requested to save his animal. Being new year’s occasion and late night hours no local veterinary doctor was available around his vicinity to address such emergency situation. Owing to adverse weather condition and low visibility due to dense fog the farmer also could not manage transportation facilities so as to shift his animal to college clinics. Taking special cue of the situation, Head of the Veterinary clinical complex Dr GS Dhaliwal constituted a team of clinicians comprising of Drs Anavil, Dawoud and Inderpal and encouraged them to visit the farmers premises.
After examining the animal it was found to be a case of Dystocia (difficult birth) due to over sized foetus. After complete assessment of the condition foetotomy was performed to dissect a part of the dead foetus inside the birth canal of cow. The procedure was carried out for approximately four hours. Timely intervention by the respective clinicians saved the life of the cow. Gurjeevan Singh owner of the cow thanked faculty of COVS Rampura Phul for the timely help and saving the life of his cow. Dean Dr Manish Chatli while appreciating the efforts of clinicians urged farmers to bring their livestock to the clinical complex for advanced and quality veterinary services.