Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

Pyometra in a Captive White Tigress and its Management

Indramani Nath, D.N. Mohanty, S.K.Panda N. Sahoo, S.S Behera, B. Jena, S.K. Sahu and M. Sahoo

1Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar-751003 (Odisha).

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2022 : 99 (4) - pages 41 to 44
(Received: , Accepted: )


A 12 year oldwhite tigress (Panthera tigris)) weighing about 120 kg body weight of Nandankanan Zoo, Odisha was suffering from chronic vomiting, lethargy and anorexia since a week. There was thick, foul smelling, tan colour vulval discharge. Haematological analysis of complete blood cell counts revealed neutrophilic leukocytosis. Basing on the history, clinical signs, haematological findings, radiographic examination and ultrasonography the case was diagnosed as open pyometra. Under general anaesthesia the uterus was flushed and infused with antibiotic solution for three times in three days interval under guidance of rectal ultrasonography. Parenteral antibiotic as per the antibiotic culture and sensitive test and analgesics were administered during this period. The tiger recovered well within a month and regained its normal appetite.

Key Words: Medicinal management; tiger; pyometra

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