Therapeutic management of pregnancy toxemia in a goat
M Chandana and K Padmaja
A four year old female goat weighing 30kg was presented to campus veterinary hospital with history of advanced pregnancy (pleuriparous), sternal recumbency, inappetance since two days, torticolis, lateral deviation of neck, unable to stand, grinding of teeth, salivation. Clinical examination of animal revealed hypothermia (98.1oF), increased heart rate (82/min), opisthotonus and pink conjuctival mucus membrane. Blood was collected and analysed for serum glucose and calcium which revealed hypoglycemia and mild decrease in calcium level. Urine sample was collected and urine analysis revealed positive for ketone bodies. The goat was successfully treated with 20% dextrose i/v, glycerine orally and intra muscular calcium and B-complex injections.
How to cite this article:
M Chandana, K Padmaja. Therapeutic management of pregnancy toxemia in a goat. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(12):246-248.