Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019) [Effective from January 1, 2019]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019)
[Effective from January 1, 2019]
For more details click here

ICV 2017: 100.00
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2017: 100.00
NAAS RATING 2018: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 542-547
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.064


Surgical Management of Gut-Tie in a Cow
Harmanpreet Singh Sodhi*, Balreet Singh Sidhu and Ashwani Kumar
Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141004, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Gut-tie is a rare clinical entity and it often presents a diagnostic challenge which may result in life-threatening consequences. This case report describes diagnosis and successful surgical management of gut-tie in a crossbred cow. A 3.5 year old HF crossbred cow weighing 412 kg was presented with a history of anorexia and impaction from 7 days. There was history of pain and loss of defecation from 4 days. Animal was 8 month pregnant. Cow had tachycardia (120/min) and tachypnea (28/min) with rumen hypermotility (4/2 min). Per rectal examination detected dilated intestinal loops and mucoid secretions in the rectum. Ultrasonographic examination found dilated intestines (4.9 cm) and scanty effusions in the reticular region. Marked neutrophilic (96%) leukocytosis (18600/µL) was detected with toxic neutrophils and left shift. A tentative diagnosis of complete small intestinal obstruction was made. Right flank exploratory laparotomy done under local anesthesia (2% lignocaine hcl) revealed marked distention of the small intestines. On further exploration, a loop of the small intestine was found incarcerated within the tight fibrous band, which was extending from the caudal right abdominal wall toward the pelvic inlet. The band was visualized by bringing it out of incision. This band was resected to make the incarcerated intestines free. Postoperative medication included broad spectrum antibiotics, analgesics, fluid therapy and supportive medication. Animal passed feces within 6 hours of surgery and recovered uneventfully. This case report puts on record the diagnosis and successful surgical management of a rare case of gut-tie in a crossbred cow.


Keywords: Bovine, Intestinal surgery, Strangulating obstruction
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Harmanpreet Singh Sodhi, Balreet Singh Sidhu and Ashwani Kumar. 2019. Surgical Management of Gut-Tie in a Cow.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 542-547. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.064