Successful management of hypomagnesemic tetany in a calf
Maheshwarappa YP, Ahmad P and Raguvaran R
A two months old non-descript female calf presented to Referral Veterinary Polyclinic (RVP), Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) with the history of severe convulsion, frenzy behavior since two days. History also revealed that the calf was being fed with milk only. Investigation revealed total protein (5.0 g/dl), albumin (3.4 g/dl), glucose (79 mg/dl) calcium (5.08 mg/dl), phosphorus (1.8 mg/dl) and magnesium (0.8 mg/dl). The calf was treated with Inj. Normal Saline 500 ml IV, Inj. Tribivet 2 ml IM, Inj. Avil 2 ml IM, Inj. Intavita-H 1 ml IM and Inj. Melonex-P 1 ml IM and 100 ml of 10 % magnesium sulphate SC. The calf recovered after treatment and magnesium level was within the reference range.
How to cite this article:
Maheshwarappa YP, Ahmad P and Raguvaran R. Successful management of hypomagnesemic tetany in a calf. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(9S): 32-33.