SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT OF EXTRAGENITAL TRANSMISSIBLE VENEREAL TUMOUR IN A NON-DESCRIPT DOG


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Authors

  • Aja Taj Nazer M.V.Sc Student, Department of Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala – 680 651
  • B. Bibin Becha Associate Professor, Department of Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala – 680 651
  • C. Jayakumar Associate Professor and Head i/c, Department of Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala – 680 651
  • M.P. Unnikrishnan Assistant Professor, Centre for Pig Production and Research, Mannuthy
  • S.S. Devi Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala – 680 651

Keywords:

Extragenital, transmissible venereal tumour, immunocytochemistry, dog

Abstract

An intact female non-descript dog was brought to University Veterinary Hospital, with a complaint of a mass in the ventral abdomen and in-appetence. Clinical examination revealed a round ulcerated hard tumour like mass on the right inguinal mammary gland and a nodular friable tumour like mass on the vulval lips. Examination of the impression smears of the masses revealed, plasmacytoid pattern of canine transmissible venereal tumour (CTVT). On thoracic radiography, pulmonary metastasis was observed and the tumour was staged as T4N0M1. The tumour mass on the right inguinal mammary gland was surgically excised under general anaesthesia. Chemotherapy was adopted with vincristine sulphate (0.025 mg/Kg) at weekly intervals. Complete regression of vulval tumour was observed after 21 days of chemotherapy. Immunocytochemical localisation of vimentin antibody was done to assess the response to chemotherapy. 

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SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT OF EXTRAGENITAL TRANSMISSIBLE VENEREAL TUMOUR IN A NON-DESCRIPT DOG. (2023). Indian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Research, 52(3), 111-117. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJVASR/article/view/142322