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Intussusception and its Surgical Management Under General Anaestheisa in a Cow – A Case Report

S.Vigneshwaran, S. Senthilkumar, S. Dharmaceelan, S.Kathirvel, A. Kumaresan and K.Jayakumar

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Namakkal-637002, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal October 2019 : 96 (10) - pages 76 to 78
(Received: June, 2019, Accepted: July, 2019)


Six years old Jersey cross bred cow was presented with the history of colic signs followed by anorexia and cessation of defecation. Rectal examination revealed empty rectum with distended intestinal loops and a palpable mass in the right ventral abdomen. Right ank laprotomy was performed under general anaesthesia with dexmedetomidine premedication at the dose rate of 1μg per kg body weight followed by double drip induction and iso urane maintenance anaesthesia. Enterectomy and enteroanastamosis was performed as per standard surgical procedure. Laprotomy wound closed routinely and the animal made an uneventful recovery.

Key Words: Laprotomy, Enterectomy and enteroanastamosis.

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