Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
Therapeutic studies of ruminal acidosis in Goats
Tambe Satish Valmik, Dr. K Padmaja, Dr. P Nagaraj and Dr. A Gopala Reddy
Goats that were presented to the Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, Campus Veterinary Hospital and Veterinary Ambulatory Clinic, Mylardevpally, College of Veterinary Science, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad with the history of dietary abnormalities were screened and of which, thirty clinical cases of goats suffering with ruminal acidosis were selected. These thirty goats were assessed for clinical, ruminal, urine and haematological parameters. Based on ruminal fluid pH and severity of clinical signs, they were divided into 3 different groups, each consisting of 10 goats. The therapeutic efficacy of the different drugs used against various types of ruminal acidosis in goats was assessed. Group I goats were given sodium bicarbonate @ 1 g/kg body weight, single dose orally daily for 5 days. Group II goats were given ‘Bufzone’ @ 50 g single dose orally daily for 4 days. Whereas, goats of group III were administered ‘Bufzone’ @ 50 g single dose orally daily for 4 days and Sodium bicarbonate @ 1 g/kg body weight orally for 5 days. In addition, goats of all the three groups were administered with Chlorphenarmine maleate @ 0.5 mg/kg body weight im, Tribivet @ 2ml im and Ringer’s lactate @ 25 ml, 50-75 ml, 75-100 ml iv in group I, II and III respectively. It was concluded that ruminal acidosis is a common disease of goats and its severity can be effectively reduced by combination of Bufzone and sodium bicarbonate along with supportive therapy.
How to cite this article:
Tambe Satish Valmik, Dr. K Padmaja, Dr. P Nagaraj and Dr. A Gopala Reddy. Therapeutic studies of ruminal acidosis in Goats. 2017; 6(6): 44-48.