Surgical management of deep transverse tongue lacerations in cattle
Patil AS, Anilkumar GK, Pugashetti BK, Prarthana R and Tharasingh DL
The tongue is a highly motile, vascularized and muscular structure in bovine and is prone for injury due to indiscriminate and greedy feeding behavior. Common cause of tongue laceration in bovine is injury caused by sharp objects. A total of six cases presented to Veterianary Hospital, UAS Dharwad with protruded tongue, blood tinged excessive salivation having deep lacerated wound on the anterior part of the tongue were taken for the study. Tongue lacerations were surgically corrected in five cattle under Xylaxine hydrochloride sedation @ 0.1 mg/kg BW IM and local infiltration of 2% Lignocaine hydrochloride. The mouth gag was applied and palm grip was used at the base of tongue both as a tourniquet and also to hold and pull the tongue out to suture by absorbable suture material (Chromic catgut or Polyglactin - 910). Both horizontal mattress and simple interrupted suture techniques were used during surgery. Post-operatively, antibiotics, analgesics and Vitamin B-complex were given. The owner was advised for offering soft feed. Five animals recovered quickly as healing of the tongue was very rapid due to high vascularity and one animal was culled due to complete transection of anterior half of tongue.
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Patil AS, Anilkumar GK, Pugashetti BK, Prarthana R and Tharasingh DL. Surgical management of deep transverse tongue lacerations in cattle. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(7S): 104-107.