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Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)

Ultrasound Diagnosis and Pericardiocentesis under Local Analgesia for Traumatic Pericarditis in Cattle - A Clinical Study

Author(s):
C Premkumar, S Dharmaceelan, N Rajendran and A Jagadeeswaran
Abstract:
A clinical study was conducted in 27 cattle with traumatic pericarditis. A thorough physical, clinical, radiographical, ECG and ultrasound examinations were performed. A line block was done with five millilitres of 2% lignocaine hydrochloride dorsal to the point of insertion of trocar catheter from cranial to caudal direction. Pericardiocentesis was performed by making a two centimetres long vertical nick on the skin at the fifth intercostal space on the left side at the level of point of elbow with 28FG trocar catheter and 400 to 4000 ml of pericardial fluid was drained. Pericardial lavage with two litre of temperate normal saline followed by infusion of metronidazole 1500 mg using suction apparatus at a vacuum pressure of 380 mmHg was performed in all the animals for 3 to 5 days till the discharge ceased. The pericardiocentesis in the present study based on radiography and ultrasonography was found suitable to improve the clinical conditions of the animals and to prolong the life of the patient.
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How to cite this article:
C Premkumar, S Dharmaceelan, N Rajendran, A Jagadeeswaran. Ultrasound Diagnosis and Pericardiocentesis under Local Analgesia for Traumatic Pericarditis in Cattle - A Clinical Study. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(3):92-96.

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