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Vol. 10, Special Issue 4 (2021)

Bilateral mastectomy for successful management of acute gangrenous mastitis in non-descriptive doe

Author(s):
N Sathiyamoorthy and G Karthi
Abstract:
This case report describes the clinical management of a severe gangrenous mastitis in a 37.4 kg adult doe. Ten years old ND female goat was presented at Veterinary Dispensary, Elanthaikudam, with the complaint of large swelling of udder and the milk colour was changed from 1st week of kidding and the udder was painful to touch. We observed both quarter of the doe had swelling of 14.50 cm in diameter and was cold upon touch. The milk from the affected quarter was red-black in colour, and the skin of the quarter was indurate with gangrenous red-black discoloration. The surgical site was cleaned and disinfected and the patient was stabilized with fluid therapy. After sedation left lateral recumbency was achieved using high epidural anaesthesia. Ring block was done with 2% lidocaine hydrochloride dosed at 20 ml. Bleeding was managed by ligation and artery forceps. Mastectomy was performed by removing affected both quarter along with other gangrenous tissue and muscles. After removal an extra covering of skin, the final closure was done by simple continuous suture inside and skin with non-absorbable one performed by using sterilized silk (size-2) with a simple interrupted pattern. Proper post-operative care with antibiotic and analgesic therapy was maintained for next seven days. This gangrenous mastitis case was successfully corrected only through surgical approach.
Pages: 171-173  |  388 Views  75 Downloads
How to cite this article:
N Sathiyamoorthy and G Karthi. Bilateral mastectomy for successful management of acute gangrenous mastitis in non-descriptive doe. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(4S): 171-173.

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