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Original Article

Veterinary Laparoscopy in India: A Future Perspective

Ravi Kumar, Bhumika, Inderjeet Yadav

Keywords : Laparoscopy perspective, Laparoscopy training, Minimally invasive surgery, Veterinary education, Veterinary laparoscopy surgery, Veterinary surgery

Citation Information : Kumar R, B, Yadav I. Veterinary Laparoscopy in India: A Future Perspective. World J Lap Surg 2021; 14 (3):171-172.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1469

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 05-03-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Laparoscopic surgery is a highly specialized and rapidly evolving field in veterinary science. Since laparoscopic surgery has an enormously broad scope and a high impact on welfare of animals, competence in this field should urgently be promoted and provided in India. At present, we are lacking a well-designed training course having dedicated facilities with all the instruments to maximize hands on experience for better learning of this highly sophisticated technique. We need to inculcate this technique in the veterinary education from the undergraduate program for effective learning. Initially some foundational program for learning this minimally invasive technique should be planned followed by advanced courses/trainings depending upon the specialization of veterinarians. Nowadays veterinarians across the world have started using this technique but in India, there exists no specific training programs for laparoscopy surgery, so there is urgent need to explore and implement laparoscopic training program for the veterinarians for getting them exposed in the field of laparoscopic surgery. In this article, we will discuss about the current scenario of veterinary laparoscopy, laparoscopy education and training programs availabilities, and the future perspective of implementing veterinary laparoscopy in India.

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