Malaysian pup gets new life through surgery under supervision of Wayanad veterinarians
Kalpetta: Budhi who has been struggling to consume food, is healthy and active now, thanks to the veterinarians from Wayanad. The 3-month-old pup had undergone a teleguided surgery at a private clinic in Penang in Malaysia under the supervision of Wayanad Veterinary University during the Covid pandemic.
Budhi, belonging to the Poodle breed, was unable to consume food. The owner took her to the clinic owned by Dr Shibu Sulaiman, former student of Kerala Veterinary University. He also consulted Pookode and Mannuthy veterinary colleges on the dog’s condition.
The Universiti Putra Malaysia identified Budhi’s disease as Cricopharyngeal Achalasia through video fluoroscopy. It is a rare clinical disease in which upper esophageal sphincter (Cricopharyngeus) does not open adequately during swallowing food leading to difficulty in consuming food.
Shibu then contacted many universities for help in treatment but failed. He then sought help from surgery department at Pookode Veterinary University. Doctors PT Dinesh, S Suryadas and V Ramya teleguided the surgery performed by doctors Shibu, The Ee Ling, Amal Bhaskar and Lee Peng, on Saturday.
The surgery, Cricopharyngeal Myotomy, was 100% successful and Budhi is all healthy and fun.
This is the second time Pookode University and surgeons in Penang successfully conducted teleguided surgery.