Calf with rare congenital disorder saved

KOLLAM, FEB.26. A five-day-old calf with a rare congenital anomaly was saved from death by a team of veterinary surgeons through a surgical correction conducted here this morning.

The female calf had been born without an anus. The rectum had been connected to the urinary tract as a result of which solid wastes were also being ejected through the urinary tract. The surgeons termed the condition as atresia ani with recto-vaginal fistula.

An artificial anal opening was made after blocking the fistula. The team of surgeons comprised, Suryadas, P.K. Jacob, Sabu Xavier and S. Priya. They said the calf was stable after the operation.