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Transmissible Venereal Tumour in a Castrated Dog – A case report

A. Methai, M. Shiju Simon, B. Gowri, and A. Arun Prasad

Veterinary University Peripheral Hospital, Madhavaram Milk Colony, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai- 600 051

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal February 2021: 98 (2) - pages 25 to 27
(Received: December, 2020, Accepted: December, 2021)


A four-and-a-half year old male castrated non-descript dog was presented with the history of cauliflower like growth at its preputial area since two weeks and clinical examination revealed a tear of 5x3 cm size posterior to the preputial opening on the ventral border of the abdomen through which the penis was exposed. On retracting the penis, a friable cauliflower like growth was present posterior to the bulbusglandis and on the visceral surface of the prepuce. Transmissible Venereal Tumour was confirmed by cytological examination of the growth. The condition was treated medically with weekly intravenous injection of Vincristine sulphate @ 0.025 mg/kg, b.wtfor four weeks. Under anaesthesia, the wound was sutured and the animal made an uneventful recovery with no recurrence of tumour.

Key Words: Castrated dog, Transmissible venereal tumour

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