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 2019 - IJCMAS--ICV 2019: 96.39 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020)
[Effective from January 1, 2020]
For more details click here

ICV 2019: 96.39
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2019 - IJCMAS--ICV 2019: 96.39
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 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 792-797
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.095


Therapeutic Management in a Tortoise Affected Concurrently with Metabolic Bone Disease and Respiratory Infection-A Case Report
Rajkumar Patel1* and Rajesh Patel2
1Veterinary Officer, Prayojna Vahivatdar Shri Kachari, Khedbhrama Gujarat, India
2Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukharjee Municipal Zoo, Surat, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In India, large population of tortoise are reported to have chronic respiratory diseases, which has been responsible for high morbidity and low mortality rates in chelonians. The present report describes a case of Chronic respiratory and Metabolic Bone disease in a 4-month-old Indian tortoise (G. elegans). The predisposing factor for illness was poor husbandry and maintenance of the animal. The animal was presented with chief complaint of trouble in breathing and anorexia. The tortoise chiefly showed signs of tenacious mucoid bubbling to mucopurulent discharge from the nose, palpebral edema, and dyspnoea that lasted for 20 days. The Dorso-ventral radiograph revealed affection of the lung and abdominal cavity. Along with that the animal also had marbled appearance of the vertebral and costal scutes. The shell of the tortoise was soft and deformed. The case was critical, and the animal had thin chances of survival. Due to metabolic bone disease and chronic respiratory disease, animal should have succumbed to an uneventful death. however, timely management and therapy of animal protected it from disease as it was treated and managed with Enrofloxacin @ 5mg/kg given subcutaneously in rounds of 24 hr for 1 week along with antibiotic-steroid combination ophthalmic solution through nasal cavity. The tortoise responded to the medication well and recovered in 10 days.


Keywords: Dyspnoea, Enrofloxacin. Radiograph, Tortoise
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Rajkumar Patel and Rajesh Patel. 2020. Therapeutic Management in a Tortoise Affected Concurrently with Metabolic Bone Disease and Respiratory Infection-A Case Report.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 792-797. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.095