40/23 | Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

Emergency Thoracotomy for the Treatment of Thoracic Trauma in a Pulikulam Bull

M. Madeena Begum, N. Krishnaveni, E. Kalaiselvan, S. Jayabharathi and M. Balagangatharathilagar

Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli 627538. TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2023 : 100 (06) - pages 39 to 41
(Received: , Accepted: )


Thoracotomy is a surgical procedure in which a surgical incision was made to see and reach lungs or other organs of thoracic cavity. Common techniques used in large animals are, intercostal incision, rib resection and split rib resection. It can be performed in a standing animal or animal casted in lateral recumbency (Domingues et al., 2020). The primary indication of thoracotomy in cattle has been for the treatment of conditions like, pericarditis, diaphragmatic hernia, thoracic foreign bodies, cardiovascular anomalies and exploratory purposes (Norm et al., 1992).

Key Words: Thoracotomy, Thoracic Trauma, Pulikulam Bull

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