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Vol. 10, Special Issue 12 (2021)

Therapeutic management of hepatogenous photosensitization in crossbred cattle

Author(s):
Ramkumar PK, Venkatesakumar E, Ravi R, Sivaraman S, Sasikala K and Mohanambal K
Abstract:
Three cattle with the history of anorexia, skin lesions and kicking of abdomen brought to Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal were taken for the present study. Clinical examination revealed severe skin lesions in low pigmented and sun exposed skin areas with intense pruritus and icteric mucous membranes. Haemato-biochemistry revealed increased AST, GGT, direct bilirubin but decreased total protein and albumin levels. Increased echogenicity of liver was observed in transabdominal ultrasonography. The fodder along with phototoxic plants like Lantana camera and parthenium were fed to the animals. Based on history, clinical signs, haemato-biochemical evaluation and ultrasonography of liver, the condition was diagnosed as hepatogenous photosensitization. The animals were treated with intravenous fluids, antihistamines, ascorbic acid, antibiotics and liver tonics containing silymarin. Topical application of cetrimide cream application was advised. Animals showed uneventful recovery.
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How to cite this article:
Ramkumar PK, Venkatesakumar E, Ravi R, Sivaraman S, Sasikala K and Mohanambal K. Therapeutic management of hepatogenous photosensitization in crossbred cattle. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 1868-1870.

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