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Vol. 12, Special Issue 8 (2023)

Pseudopregnancy in goats: Diagnosis and therapeutic management

Author(s):
Neetikopal Bante, Renuka Mishra, Shraddha Sinha, SK Maiti, SK Tiwari, HK Ratre, MO Kalim, B Reddy, Suryakant Sahu, Sunita Patel and Dilip Painkra
Abstract:
The anestrus condition known as hydrometra, sometimes known as pseudopregnancy, is marked by an accumulation of aseptic fluid in the uterus, the persistence of the corpus luteum, and the lack of the foetus and placentomes. In herds of dairy goats, hydrometra is a common finding and its frequency ranges from 3 to 5% (7.69%). At the Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anjora, Durg, Chhattisgarh, two nondescript goats aged 4 and 2.5 years were presented for pregnancy diagnosis with swollen belly and arched back condition.
On further examination, teats were found to be engorged in one of the goat while milk let down was also observed in the other goat. On abdominal percussion and palpation, distention of abdomen with fluid thrill was observed. The trans-abdominal ultrasongraphy revealed extended anechoic image of fluid filled in the uterus with absence of fetal sacs and cancrucles. The hyperechoic image of traversed lines indicate the thin walls of uterus in between the fluid filled uterine horns.
The drug of choice for hydrometra is prostaglandin (PGF). The goats were administered injection of Cloprostenol (Vetmate) 250 µg intramuscularly. The supportive treatment involved administration of an antiallergic (Chlorpheniramine maleate @ 0.5 mg/kg) and an anti-inflammatory (Meloxicam @ 0.5 mg/kg) intramuscularly. Owner was advised to mate the goats in their next observed estrus. The prognosis of the disease was found to be good as one of the goat was pregnant with 2 kids in the next estrous cycle.
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How to cite this article:
Neetikopal Bante, Renuka Mishra, Shraddha Sinha, SK Maiti, SK Tiwari, HK Ratre, MO Kalim, B Reddy, Suryakant Sahu, Sunita Patel and Dilip Painkra. Pseudopregnancy in goats: Diagnosis and therapeutic management. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 494-496.

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