Surgery saves calf with rare disorder

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 was born without an anus. The rectum was connected to the urinary tract as a result of which solid wastes were also being ejected by 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.