The multi-facility veterinary hospital at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University (GADVASU) in Ludhiana, Punjab has upgraded to a new dialysis machine for animals. The new dialysis unit is equipped with a Doppler blood pressure monitor, infusion pump, multi-parameter monitors, and centralized oxygen supply. The upgraded unit comes with expert radiology, ultrasound, echocardiography, and transfusion facilities.
Recently, the upgraded unit was inaugurated by Dr Tarun Shridhar. He is a former Secretary of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Government of India, and is a retired IAS officer. Dr Tarun Shridhar congratulated the entire GADVASU team for doing a great job at setting up this unit and building new standards in the veterinary field.
While speaking to the Hindustan Times, the Director of Clinic, Dr Swaran Singh Randhawa stated that GADVASU’s multi-facility veterinary hospital has been upgraded within one year and is one of the leading veterinary specialty units in Northern India. He mentioned that upgrading and strengthening the dialysis facility was the need of the hour.
Dr Randhir Singh, professor, and veterinarian at GADVASU said that the state-of-the-art dialysis facility was at par with any other human dialysis unit in the country. He added that there is an exponential rise in the cases of renal failure in the past 4 to 5 years.
He mentioned that on an average around 4 to 5 dogs are being diagnosed with renal failure. Out of which around 2 to 3 dogs need to undergo dialysis. He said, “With the up-gradation of the Dialysis Unit, we hope that we would be able to provide this life-saving modality to a greater number of pets with kidney-related problems”.