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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Bovine clinical tetanus with concurrent unilateral carpal hygroma in a crossbred cattle and its therapeutic management

Author(s):
Deeksha Bharti, JL Singh, Akshay Kumar, Anjali Jenna, Shiv Sidar, Manish Arya and Lalit Maurya
Abstract:
Tetanus is a potentially mortal neurologic disease affecting cattle. Clostridium. Tetani spores are prevalent in the environment, and consequently the prospect for wound contamination will always be present. Astute identification of clinical signs in tetanus is paramount. Carpal hygroma refers to the accumulation of inflammatory fluid in the subcutaneous space above carpal joint. This case report describes successful diagnosis and subsequent management of a clinical presentation of a crossbred cattle with tetanus and concurrent carpal hygroma that was presented to Veterinary Teaching Hospital, GBPUAT, Pantnagar with the history of recent parturition and mummified foetus was removed through mechanical pulling 25 days ago. Clinical examination manifested stiff gait, erect tail, swelling of carpal joint of right forelimb, anxious and alert expressions. Hyperesthesia was evident. Anamenensis and clinical examination aspect diagnosed the ailment as clinical tetanus with concurrent carpal hygroma. The cattle was treated with fluid therapy, long acting penicillin in conjunction with muscle relaxant and anti-tetanus serum. Carpal hygroma was surgically managed. There was astounding improvement in the condition of the animal after the treatment.
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How to cite this article:
Deeksha Bharti, JL Singh, Akshay Kumar, Anjali Jenna, Shiv Sidar, Manish Arya and Lalit Maurya. Bovine clinical tetanus with concurrent unilateral carpal hygroma in a crossbred cattle and its therapeutic management. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 652-654.

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