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Vol. 12, Special Issue 10 (2023)

Therapeutic management of nervous form of ketosis in a dairy cow

Author(s):
E Madhesh, RC Sundararajan, V Vijayanand, NV Rajesh, M Balagangatharathilagar and RB Vishnurahav
Abstract:
A three-year-old crossbred Jersey cow in her second lactation was brought to Veterinary clinical complex, Tirunelveli with a history of parturition before one month ago, inappetence, refusal to eat concentrate feed, excessive salivation, and a significant drop in milk production over the past three days. Upon clinical examination, the cow had a woody appearance, salivation, licked herself and objects vigorously, was reluctant to move, and had pink, moist conjunctival mucous membrane. The vital signs, including temperature, heart rate, pulse rate, and respiratory rate, were all within the normal range. A blood sample was taken and analyzed for blood glucose and β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) levels using a portable BHB Check Plus™ device. The results showed a low blood glucose level of 35 mg/dL and a high BHB level of 4.5 mmol/L. Whole blood, a blood smear, and serum samples were also evaluated. The animal was treated for three days with dose of 25% Dextrose and dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection along with supportive treatment. Clinical signs were completely subsided after three days of therapy. The cow had an uneventful recovery.
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How to cite this article:
E Madhesh, RC Sundararajan, V Vijayanand, NV Rajesh, M Balagangatharathilagar and RB Vishnurahav. Therapeutic management of nervous form of ketosis in a dairy cow. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(10S): 1717-1719.

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