Abstract: The study was conducted on twelve clinical cases of goats having long bone fracture, presented at Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Jabalpur, during the study period. In group I the fracture segment was immobilized by dynamic compression plate whereas, in group II after immobilization with dynamic compression plate gap at fracture site was filled with β tricalcium phosphate. There was a gradual decrease in exudates and pain at fracture site in both the groups from 2nd postoperative day onwards. A significant increase in weight bearing was observed from 7th post-operative day in both the groups of goat. Complete weight bearing by all the animals was observed on 30th day in group II. Radiographic examination on 15th post-operative day, depicted evidence of periosteal reaction on both the fracture segment, almost in all the cases of group II. Radiograph taken on 60th post-operative day, exhibited radiodense area at the fracture site, indicative of extensive periosteal and endosteal callus. The values of alkaline phosphatase increased non-significantly in both groups of goat up to 15th post-operative day. After reaching its maximum values, a decline in the values was observed in both the groups.
Dharmendra Kumar, MK Bhargava, Jahnawi Aparajita, Apra Shahi and Randhir Singh. β tricalcium phosphate as a bone substitute for fracture healing in goats. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(2S): 01-04. DOI: 10.22271/tpi.2021.v10.i2Sa.5611