Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2018)
Therapeutic management of Rectal Prolapse in an Indian Cobra (Naja naja)
Deepak Lal Kumhar, Brejesh Singh, Amita Tiwari, DK Gupta, PC Shukla, Amir Amin Sheikh and Rakshanda Bhagat
An Indian Cobra was presented to Veterinary College, Jabalpur (M.P.) by members of Snake Help Line. It was anaesthetized with Lignocaine hydrochloride @ 2 mg/kg body weigh iintramuscularly. On close examination it was confirmed that the rectum was prolapsed out and prolapsed mass was washed with normal saline with slight pressure for 1 minute and the prolapsed mass reduced smoothly and some surgical tape and gauze was wrapped tightly to stop popping it back out again followed by an intra-muscular antibiotic injection Ampicilline @10mg/kg body weight. Soon after the above treatment two sutures on either side were made in order to keep the rectum in place. The snake was kept under observation. The result were quite convincing as there was no report of any recurrence even after 10 days.
How to cite this article:
Deepak Lal Kumhar, Brejesh Singh, Amita Tiwari, DK Gupta, PC Shukla, Amir Amin Sheikh, Rakshanda Bhagat. Therapeutic management of Rectal Prolapse in an Indian Cobra (Naja naja). Pharma Innovation 2018;7(4):300-301.