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Differential Diagnosis of Unusual Case of Type 4 abomasal ulcer in a Hariana bull – A case report

Syed Ashaq Hussain, S.K. Uppal, S. Chhabra and N.K. Sood

Department of Veterinary Medicine, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana - 141004, Punjab India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal October 2022 : 99 (10) - pages 62 to 65
(Received: , Accepted: )


This report describes the clinical, laboratory and patho-morphological features of unusual case of Type 4 abomasal ulcer in a Hariana bull. The animal was presented with symptoms of loss of defecation, ruminal tympany and abdominal pain. There was no history of melena and the fecal occult blood test was negative. The clinical findings indicative of abomasal ulceration were pain on palpation of post xiphoid area and presence of low pH fluid in the peritoneal cavity. Post-mortem examination revealed two large perforated abomasal ulcers on parietal surface of greater curvature of abomasums and generalized peritonitis. The other findings were abomasal impaction, abomaso-phrenic and reticulo-phrenic adhesions and multiple Type II ulcers.

Key Words: adhesive peritonitis, bull, type 4 ulcer

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