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INTAS POLIVET
Year : 2018, Volume : 19, Issue : 1
First page : ( 50) Last page : ( 51)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Endoscopic diagnosis of congenital megaoesophagus-A study of six buffalo calves

Sasikala K., Vijayakumar G., Balasubramaniam G.A.1,*

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine Veterinary, College and Research Institute Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Namakkal-637002 (Tamil Nadu)

1Department of Veterinary Pathology, College and Research Institute Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Namakkal-637002 (Tamil Nadu)

*Corresponding author. E-mail: drvijaymvc@gmail.com

Online published on 5 November, 2018.

Abstract

Six Murrah crossbred buffalo calves aged between fifteen days to two months were reported with history of inappetance, regurgitation and salivation. On clinical examination, regurgitation, salivation and tachypnoea were noticed. Haematology and serum biochemistry revealed values within normal limits. Video endoscopy was undertaken by physical restrain by passing the endoscope through the oral cavity in all calves. Dilated oesophagus appeared like a tunnel/cave in all calves. The cases were diagnosed as congenital megaoesophagus.

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Keywords

Bovine, calf, congenital, endoscopy, megaoesophagus.

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