Successful management of meloxicam induced abomasal ulcer type III in a jersey crossbred cow: Case report
R Manjuriya, Jitendra Kumar Bairwa, EL Aruneshwaran, S Sivaraman, D Sumathi, R Ravi and K Sasikala
A Jersey crossbred cow, aged four years, was brought in with a history of loss of appetite, dark tarry stool, and teeth grinding over the past three days. Prior to this, the cow had received meloxicam to treat fever. During the clinical assessment, the cow's conjunctival mucous membranes were observed to be pink and moist. Rectal examination revealed the presence of dark tarry faeces. Haematological analysis indicated an increased count of neutrophils. Occult blood was detected in the faecal sample. An ultrasound examination of the cow's lower abdomen showed a small amount of anechoic fluid. The diagnosis established was a type III abomasal ulcer caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) usage. The treatment plan involved administering normal saline, lactated Ringer's solution, pantoprazole, streptopenicillin and oral antacids over a span of three days. The cow's condition improved steadily, and it made a full recovery without any complications.
How to cite this article:
R Manjuriya, Jitendra Kumar Bairwa, EL Aruneshwaran, S Sivaraman, D Sumathi, R Ravi and K Sasikala. Successful management of meloxicam induced abomasal ulcer type III in a jersey crossbred cow: Case report. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 504-506.