Surgical management of rumen impaction due to plastic material in cow: A case report
Rashmi Kulesh, Rakesh Vareshva, Deepak Ningwal, Ashish Vaidya and Alka Suman
Rumen impaction in cattle is accumulation of the indigestible foreign materials in the rumen. The indigestible foreign materials were polythene bags, ropes, fibers and hairballs. A 5 year old stray cow presented at Goshala with the history of reduced feed intake, and hard pellet mucous coated dung since last 3 to 5 days. On examination, pale mucous membrane, subnormal temperature, palpation of the rumen from left paralumbar fossa and per rectal revealed severely impacted rumen was recorded. The rumenotomy was performed under proper asepsis and rumenotomy paravertebral nerve block was performed by infiltrating the 5 ml of 2% lignocaine hydrochloride. Post-operative treatment was given to the cow with Ceftriaxone, meloxicam, multivitamins, fluid therapy and daily antiseptic dressing. After 10-12 hrs of the surgery, cow started the feeding. Animal recovered thereafter.
How to cite this article:
Rashmi Kulesh, Rakesh Vareshva, Deepak Ningwal, Ashish Vaidya and Alka Suman. Surgical management of rumen impaction due to plastic material in cow: A case report. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 215-216.