Ultrasonographic studies of rumen in plastic impacted cattle
G Kamalakar, BN Nagaraja, L Suresh, A Sahadev, N Prakash and V Mahesh
Single use plastic became ubiquitous and part of human life. Stray cattle with their voracious and indiscriminate feeding behaviour, feed on the garbage materials present in plastic bags and gradually stock the plastics in rumen in the form of big entangled rolls. No modalities to diagnose plastic impaction in cattle are present till date, however, history and careful examination could aid in diagnosis. Six animals suffering from plastic impaction were selected for this study and the rumen was sonographed to observe the echogenicity of its contents and plastic contents. The entangled plastic bundles appeared as hyperechoic zones beneath rumen wall and mostly observed at ventro-lateral aspect of 12th ICS and lower left paralumbar fossa. Rumen wall thickness and distance of rumen wall from abdomen were measured at dorsal sac, transverse groove and ventral sac area of rumen on day 0, 3, 5, 7 and 10 post rumenotomy which gave an idea about the alterations in rumen wall and shape and filling of rumen.
How to cite this article:
G Kamalakar, BN Nagaraja, L Suresh, A Sahadev, N Prakash and V Mahesh. Ultrasonographic studies of rumen in plastic impacted cattle. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 1709-1712.