Successful Surgical Retrieval of Thoracic Esophageal Foreign Body in A Holstein Friesian Cross Cow


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Authors

  • M. Madeena Begum Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Tirunelveli-627538
  • V. Vijayanand Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Tirunelveli-627538
  • A. Sabarinathan Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Tirunelveli-627538
  • M. Nandhini Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Tirunelveli-627538
  • M. Balagangatharathilagar Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Tirunelveli-627538

Keywords:

Esophagotomy, Choke and Cow

Abstract

            An eight year old Holstein Friesian cross breed cow was presented with a history of abdominal distension and animal has not voided for past 3 days. On clinical examination, conjunctival mucous membrane was congested and the animal was dehydrated. Physical examination of the animal revealed, swelling at the submandibular region and tympany of left paralumbar fossa. Radiological examination of the animal revealed, presence of foreign body in esophagus at the level of thoracic inlet. Hence, the case was diagnosed as esophageal obstruction (Choke).  Under general anaesthesia, esophagotomy was performed and the esophageal foreign body (Nylon rope) was retrieved. Post operative antibiotic and supportive therapy was administered for 5 days. Suture removal was done on 7th post operative day. The animal made an uneventful recovery.

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2023-11-09

Published

2023-11-09

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Successful Surgical Retrieval of Thoracic Esophageal Foreign Body in A Holstein Friesian Cross Cow. (2023). The Indian Veterinary Journal, 100(11), 40-42. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IVJ/article/view/145089