B mode ultrasonography for diagnosis of urethral calculi in buffalo bulls


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  • TARUNBIR SINGH Assistant Scientist, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141 004 India
  • PALLAVI VERMA Assistant Professor, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141 004 India
  • J MOHINDROO Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141 004 India
  • NAVDEEP SINGH Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Extension education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141 004 India
  • RAHUL UDEHIYA Assistant Professor, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141 004 India
  • S S SINGH Dean Post Graduate Studies, GADVASU Ludhiana

https://doi.org/10.56093/ijans.v85i12.54382

Keywords:

Buffalo bulls, Calculi, Ultrasonography, Urethra

Abstract

Study was performed to evaluate B mode ultrasonography for diagnosis of site of urethral obstruction in male buffalo bulls presented with complaint of anuria or dysuria. Ten animals were included in the study. Pre and post scrotal urethra were scanned. Ultrasonography was able to detect pre-scrotal obstruction in 6 animals. Hyperechoicdensity within urethra, with anechoic acoustic shadow and dilatation of urethra proximal to the site of obstruction indicated urethral obstruction by calculi. In other 4 animals, no calculi were detected ultrasonographically. In these animals post-scrotal urethrotomy was performed and calculi were retrieved. Superficial placement and a relatively fixed anatomical location of pre-scrotal urethra were found helpful in localizing the pre-scrotal urethral calculi. Ultrasonographic examination was found helpful in detecting the obstruction by prescrotal urethral calculi and may improve the chances of successful surgical treatment of urethral calculi in buffalo bulls.

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2015-12-18

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2015-12-18

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SINGH, T., VERMA, P., MOHINDROO, J., SINGH, N., UDEHIYA, R., & SINGH, S. S. (2015). B mode ultrasonography for diagnosis of urethral calculi in buffalo bulls. The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 85(12), 1311–1313. https://doi.org/10.56093/ijans.v85i12.54382
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