344/19 | Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
Managing a Fishing-hook Foreign-body Evoked Obstruction of Cervico-thoracic Oesophagus in a 2 year old Free-living CrocodileM.S. Abhishek, Sunil Kumar, Satish Kumar, Arup Kumar Das and Mahesh Kumar
TVCC, CVASc, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar 263145, UttarakhandPublished in the Indian Veterinary Journal March 2020: 97 (3) - pages 46 to 47
(Received: September, 2019, Accepted: December, 2019)
Free living crocodiles are most commonly encountered for self induced or human conicted injuries. A case of shing-hook mediated foreign-body obstruction of oesophagus in a female crocodile was presented to the TVCC with the history of caught during shing by the sherman. Since after the catch hold the crocodile was anorectic showing frequent symptoms of retching, salivation and attacking tendency. The crocodile was rstly examined physically for the presence of hook connected shing-line and there after a radiographic picture of dorsoventral (supine position) view was taken to nd out the exact location of the shing-hook. Under Xylazine (@1.5mg/kg body weight) and Ketamine (@20mg/kg body weight) anaesthesia hook was removed from esophagus surgically via 5-6cm skin incision over xyphoid region. Postoperative care with antibiotics was followed until convalescence period. Crocodile was then released into the free range area after giving proper precaution to the sherman under the supervision of forest department.Key Words: Fishing-hook, Crocodile, Cervicothoracic.