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Therapeutic Management of Generalized Tetanus in an Adult Dog Due to Nail Bed Infection

S. Saravanan, M. Sasikala, K.M. Palanivel and G. Vijaya Kumar

Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Namakkal-637 002, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2019 : 96 (09) - pages 67 to 68
(Received: June, 2019, Accepted: June, 2019)


A seven years old male non- descriptive dog manifested the signs of tetanus viz., erect ears, stiffness of hindlimbs and panting. The animal had a deep wound in the nail bed. The case was treated with metronidazole along with muscle relaxants and complete recovery was noticed. Haemato-biochemical analysis revealed alterations in the values

Key Words: Tetanus, Dog, haemato-biochemical analysis

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