Title : UVH UPM performs Caesarean section, plasma transfusions on horse
The Department of Farm and Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery (JPPHLE), University Veterinary Hospital (UVH), UPM, has received a case of a pregnant horse referred from Terengganu. It was suffered from colic and suspected of showing signs of foaling for the past six days.
The mare arrived at UVH on June 11, and the examination through rectal palpation and birth canal revealed that the unborn foal was in perfect condition. However, the cervical opening did not occur, and there were signs of colic due to blockage in the colon.
The discussion outcome with large animal and horse surgery consultant, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurul Hayah Khairuddin, and animal reproduction expert, Dr. Mark Hiew Wen Han, along with other veterinary officers at JPPHLE led to an exploratory laparotomy surgery on the mare to resolve the colic problem. Subsequently, a Caesarean section was performed to save the foal in the womb.
The surgery involved three teams, namely the anaesthesia team (led by Dr. Noorashimah Roslim and assisted by Dr. Wan Sukri and Dr. Benedict Ong), the surgical team (led by Dr. Nurul Hayah and Dr. Syahirah) and the foal resuscitation team (led by Dr. Mark Hiew and assisted by Dr. Wan Sukri and Dr. Luqman Samad). -
Date of Input: 20/08/2021 | Updated: 20/08/2021 | mjamil