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INTAS POLIVET
Year : 2018, Volume : 19, Issue : 1
First page : ( 52) Last page : ( 54)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Non-Invasive retrieval of esophageal obstructions-A report of ten cattle

Manjunatha D.R.1,*, Rao Ch. Mallikarjuna2, Veena P.3, Vani G.2, Thennavan A.4, Kumar R.V. Suresh5

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science Sri Venkteswara Veterinary University (SVVU), Tirupati-517502 (Andhra Pradesh)

1Ph. D. Scholar Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science Sri Venkteswara Veterinary University (SVVU), Tirupati-517502 (Andhra Pradesh)

2Assistant Professor Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science Sri Venkteswara Veterinary University (SVVU), Tirupati-517502 (Andhra Pradesh)

3Professor Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science Sri Venkteswara Veterinary University (SVVU), Tirupati-517502 (Andhra Pradesh)

4Post Graduate Scholar Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science Sri Venkteswara Veterinary University (SVVU), Tirupati-517502 (Andhra Pradesh)

5Professor and Head Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science Sri Venkteswara Veterinary University (SVVU), Tirupati-517502 (Andhra Pradesh)

*Corresponding author. E-mail: manjuvet328@gmail.com

Online published on 5 November, 2018.

Abstract

Eight female and two male cattle were presented with history of bloat, ptyalism, respiratory distress and swelling near cranial oesophagus. Ultrasonographic examination revealed narrowing of esophagus lumen with accumulation of anechoic saliva in front of obstructed mass. Mouth gag was applied into oral cavity and obstructing bodies were retrieved from oral cavity. The recovered objects were mango, potato, trichobezoars two each and beet root, carrot, food stuff (hay), part of the coconut one each. All ten cattle with esophageal obstructions recovered without any complications.

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Keywords

Cattle, esophageal obstruction, non-invasive, retrieval.

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