Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Clinical Medicine

Clinical Presentation of Malignant Catarrhal Fever In Cattle: A Case Study

Mohd. Iqbal Yatoo, Riyaz Ahmed Bhat, Jalal Udin Parrah, Oveas Raffiq Parray, Rather Izhar Ul Haq, Zahid Amin Kashoo

Division of Veterinary Clinical complex, Division of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry Shuhama, Alusteng, Jammu and Kashmir.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2022 : 99 (6) - pages 47 to 48
(Received: , Accepted: )


Three cows presented to Clinical Veterinary Complex, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry Shuhama were showing signs of high fever, white discoloration of eyes, lacrimation and dullness in all, respiratory distress, nasal discharge and open mouth breathing in two, and swollen prescapular lymph nodes and oral lesions in one. The animals were diagnosed as MCF. Treatment included ceftiofur given at a dose rate of 2.2 mg/kg body weight intramuscularly daily for 5 days along with pheniramine maleate at a dose rate of 0.5 mg/kg body weight intramuscularly daily for 3 days and meloxicam plus paracetamol combination injection at a total dose of 15 ml per animal intramuscularly daily for 3 days. Eye drops containing ciproflaxacin and dexamethasone were prescribed daily for 7 days. Two animals showed improvement following the treatment when the owner of third did not respond for follow up. Though MCF is usually fatal but the early intervention with medicines can improve outcome.

Key Words: Malignant catarrhal fever, cattle, virus, fatal

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