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Vol. 10, Special Issue 4 (2021)

Chemical immobilization and radiographic diagnosis of spinal and pelvic injury in an Indian crested porcupine: A case report

Author(s):
D Vishnugurubaran, AR Ninu, N Krishnaveni, Chhavi Gupta, R Ramprabhu and S Kokila
Abstract:
An adult Indian crested Porcupine (Hystrix indica) was rescued and brought with the history of automobile accident while crossing road. The rodent was found to be active and aggressive with lacerated wound all over the body and unable to bear weight on its both hind legs. The Porcupine was chemically immobilized with Zoletilâ„¢ 50 (Tiletamine and Zolzepam) @ 8 mg per kg body weight intramuscularly and subjected to whole body radiograph after immobilization. Radiography revealed multiple bilateral pelvic fractures with complete dislocation and over ridding of third lumbar vertebrae. The Porcupine was recovered from chemical immobilization smoothly after 32 minutes without any complication. The present case discussed about the chemical immobilization using tiletamine and zolezepam along with radiographic diagnosis of spinal and pelvic injury in an Indian crested Porcupine.
Pages: 132-134  |  363 Views  76 Downloads
How to cite this article:
D Vishnugurubaran, AR Ninu, N Krishnaveni, Chhavi Gupta, R Ramprabhu and S Kokila. Chemical immobilization and radiographic diagnosis of spinal and pelvic injury in an Indian crested porcupine: A case report. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(4S): 132-134.

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