Surgical management of intussusception in a cow
Jobanjit Singh, Harmanpreet Singh Sodhi and Jasmeen Kaur
The invagination of one segment of the intestine into the lumen of an adjacent segment is known as intussusception, and it is a common cause of intestinal obstruction in cattle which may result in life-threatening consequences. This case report describes diagnosis and successful surgical management of intussusception in a crossbred cow. A 3-year-old HF crossbred cow weighing 410 kg was presented with history of an episode of colic followed by anorexia, cessation of faeces from 4 days. Heart rate, respiration rate and body temperature of the cow were determined as 72/min, 80/min and 102.8◦F in the clinical examination, respectively. Capillary filling time was calculated as 3 sec. No significant change was detected in skin elasticity. No difference was observed between the right and left abdominal walls in the inspection. Animal was passing urine normally and animal was parturated 4 months ago. Per-rectal examination was performed to find the obstructed portion and to see the contents of the rectal cavity. On Per-rectal examination, rectum was found to be empty with very few black faeces. Hard intestines were felt upon per-rectal examination cranial to pelvic brim. A tentative diagnosis of complete small intestinal obstruction was made. Right flank exploratory laparotomy done under local anesthesia (2% lignocaine). Intestines were examined for pathologic situation changes. During examination, solid consistency intestine segment was palpated at slight right of the ventral line. Resection and end-to-end anastomosis were performed. Postoperative medication included broad spectrum antibiotics, analgesics, fluid therapy and supportive medication.
How to cite this article:
Jobanjit Singh, Harmanpreet Singh Sodhi and Jasmeen Kaur. Surgical management of intussusception in a cow. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(5S): 479-480.