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Vol. 9, Issue 6 (2020)

Therapeutic management of balanitis in an Indian palm squirrel (Funambulus palmarum; Linnaeus, 1766)

Author(s):
VA Patel, PJ Gajjar, CM Bhadesiya, GR Chaudhary, TP Patel, LM Sorathiya and MJ Anikar
Abstract:
The Indian palm squirrel (Funambulus palmarum; Linnaeus, 1766), a rodent commonly found in India, can suffer from various disease conditions. Neither the prevalence nor the therapeutic aspects of diseases in this species have been studied extensively. A case of a male Indian palm squirrel was reported to Veterinary Hospital, Postgraduate Institute of Veterinary Education & Research (PGIVER), Himmatnagar, and Gujarat with a history of swollen penis protruding from the prepuce. The condition was identified as balanitis. Clinical symptoms included paraphymosis, stranguria, frequent licking and suckling of affected area. Therapeutic approach included topical application of Aloe vera and oral administration of meloxicam. The treatment resulted in complete clinical recovery on 14th day post-treatment. The present paper elaborates clinical signs, restraint and therapeutic management of balanitis in an Indian palm squirrel by using combination of a herbal plant and a commonly available anti-inflammatory drug.
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How to cite this article:
VA Patel, PJ Gajjar, CM Bhadesiya, GR Chaudhary, TP Patel, LM Sorathiya, MJ Anikar. Therapeutic management of balanitis in an Indian palm squirrel (Funambulus palmarum; Linnaeus, 1766). Pharma Innovation 2020;9(6):553-555.

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