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PM Modi’s security dog gets treatment at Ludhiana vet varsity

The nine-year-old labrador, who has been trained to detect explosives and is generally taken to search various places before the PM’s visit, underwent a surgery. A team led by Dr Arun Anand, associate professor at the university, took one-and-a-half hours to remove a tumour.

punjab Updated: Mar 31, 2017 21:11 IST
Harshraj Singh
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The PM’s security dog being taken away from the GADVASU hospital in Ludhiana on Friday, March 31.(HT Photo)

A sniffer dog which is a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special protection force landed at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) on Friday to get treatment for an intra-oral tumour.

The nine-year-old labrador, who has been trained to detect explosives and is generally taken to search various places before the PM’s visit, later underwent a surgery. A team led by Dr Arun Anand, associate professor at the university, took one-and-a-half hours to remove the tumour that had developed along a tooth, sources in the university said. The tooth has also been removed, they added.

Recently, a female gull terrier of France, Eva, was brought to GADVASU for treatment of anterior cruciate ligament rupture, a knee injury. Mixie, another dog from Philippines, who was suffering from bilateral hip dysplasia, was also treated at GADVASU earlier this month.

A GADVASU official said the dog has been suffering from the mouth-related problem for the past several days. The removed tissue (tumour) will be sent for biopsy that will take two weeks. “After biopsy report, it can be learnt whether the tumour was benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). If the tumour is benign, there is no further risk. But, if the tumour is found to be malignant, there are chances of its recurrence and further treatment would be required,” an official said. After surgery, the dog has been discharged from the hospital. Dr Anand was not available for comment.