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Obstipation in a Pig - A Case Report From Nagaland

K.Kuotsu, M.G.Jayathangaraj, S.Ozukum, Laltlankimi, N.Bhumapatidevi, N.Kuotsu and G.Das

Department of Veterinary Clinical Complex and Department of Veterinary Medicine College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Jalukie, Nagaland

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal August 2022: 99 (8) - pages 64 to 66
(Received: , Accepted: )


A case of obstipation (severe case of constipation) has been documented in a domestic pig reared at Jalukie, Nagaland state. The animal was attended with parenteral administration of flunixinmeglumine, along with meloxicam, enrofloxacin and intravenous fluids. However, failing to respond properly to the adapted therapy which included administration of lactulose by oral route, in addition to the soap-water enema, surgical intervention was adapted and animal recovered uneventfully

Key Words: obstipation, flunixinmeglumine, enema, surgery

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