Tube cystostomy for management of cystorrhexis in male buffalo calves due to obstructive urolithiasis
Katakam Rajavardan and Jagan Mohan Reddy K
The present clinical study was conducted on six (6) male buffalo calves within the age group of 3 to 6 months, presented with cystorrhexis due to obstructive urolithiasis at VCC (Veterinary Clinical Complex), college of veterinary science, Korutla. Diagnosis was made based on the clinical symptoms like anuria, anorexia, bilateral abdominal distention (water belly condition) and abdominocentesis. BUN and serum creatinine values were elevated, along with the pH of urine. All the six cases were surgically treated by cystorraphy followed by tube cystostomy along with oral administration of urinary acidifier (ammonium chloride) for the dissolution of calculi. All the six cases started voiding urine from the natural orifice within 9 to 14 days and recovered uneventfully. Tube cystostomy with Foley catheter worked very well by providing cutaneous urinary diversion in calves with urinary obstruction until the calculi were dissolved by ammonium chloride. It may be concluded that tube cystostomy along with oral administration of ammonium chloride was the best treatment of choice for the management of cystorrhexis due to obstructive urolithiasis in male buffalo calves.
How to cite this article:
Katakam Rajavardan and Jagan Mohan Reddy K. Tube cystostomy for management of cystorrhexis in male buffalo calves due to obstructive urolithiasis. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 114-116.