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Authors: Pothiappan, P
Sridhar, K
Kavitha, S
Selvaraj, P
Nambi, AP
Srinivasan, SR
Title: Guttural pouch empyema in thoroughbred horse and its management
Other Titles: Indian Journal of Veterinary Medicine
Language: en
Type: Article
Pages: 160-161
Volume: 34
Series/Report no.: ;2
Agrotags: Veterinary Science
Keywords: Guttural pouch empyema, Horse, Management
Abstract: An eight year old Thoroughbred gelding was presented to the Madras Veterinary College Teaching Hospital with the history of inappetance, bilateral purulent nasal discharge, respiratory noise, painful swelling below the ear since one month. Clinical examination revealed elevated temperature (39.50C), firm retropharyngeal swelling, purulent bilateral nasal discharge, stertorous breathing, respiratory noise, dysphagia a.nd lymphadenopathy of local lymph nodes. Blood parameters were within the normal limits. Upper respiratory tract endoscopy was performed at rest which showed purulent material and tympanitis in the guttural pouch. Based on endoscopy the case was diagnosed as Guttural Pouch Empyema. Guttural pouch were washed with normal saline weekly twice for two weeks. Based on ABST result Inj. Ceftriaxone @ 10 mg / kg b.wt, i.v was administered twice daily for l5 days. The animal showed clinical improvement after therapy.
Description: TNV_IJVM_2014_34(2)160-161
Issue Date: 2014-12
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