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Vol. 10, Special Issue 5 (2021)

Surgical management of intussusception in a cow

Author(s):
Jobanjit Singh, Harmanpreet Singh Sodhi and Jasmeen Kaur
Abstract:
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.
Pages: 479-480  |  385 Views  122 Downloads
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.

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