Successful therapeutic management of tetanus in a non-descriptive goat
P Samal, K Lakshmi and K Padmaja
Tetanus toxemia is caused by a specific neurotoxin produced by Clostridium tetani in necrotic tissue. There is a characteristic abdominal tympany, nystagmus along with generalized stiffness. A 2 year non-descriptive goat was presented with clinical signs of inappetence, lock jaw, stiff limb, moderate tympany and nystagmus. Anamnesis revealed that the goat kidded 45 days back. The goat recovered successfully after 3 days following treatment of fluid therapy, parenteral antibiotic and corticosteroid like dexamethasone. The severity of clinical signs and successful recovery within a short period of treatment was discussed in this case report.
How to cite this article:
P Samal, K Lakshmi, K Padmaja. Successful therapeutic management of tetanus in a non-descriptive goat. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(6):202-203.