Incidence and clinical signs associated with septic arthritis in calves
Dr. CH Mallikarjuna Rao, Dr. BN Nagaraja, Dr. RV Suresh Kumar, Dr. MS Vasanth and Dr. Suguna Rao
DSeptic arthritis is one of the most common disease condition that affect young calves that are born in unhygienic environment. A total of 36 cases presented to the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru; College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati and Veterinary Hospital, Visakhapatnam. Among all calves, clinically fit calves were treated with intra-articular administration of ceftiofur sodium microspheres and honey. Preponderance of septic arthritis was reported in the age group of less than one month and male calves outnumbered the females. Carpal joints were most commonly affected with septic arthritis followed by tarsal and fetlock joints. The clinical signs recorded in the present study were fever, early fatigue, inappetance, synovial effusion, lameness, hot and swollen joints with open wounds, limited range of joint motion, pain on manipulation and flexion of the affected joints and varying levels of hypersensitivity.
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Dr. CH Mallikarjuna Rao, Dr. BN Nagaraja, Dr. RV Suresh Kumar, Dr. MS Vasanth and Dr. Suguna Rao. Incidence and clinical signs associated with septic arthritis in calves. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(9S): 157-160.