Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 10

Management of Abscess in Right Para Lumber Fossa in a Cow - A Case Report

Zahid Bashir Khanday*

Veterinary Assistant Surgeon, Animal Husbandry Kashmir, India

*Corresponding Author: Zahid Bashir Khanday, Veterinary Assistant Surgeon, Animal Husbandry Kashmir, India.

Received: July 03, 2021; Published: August 26, 2021


  An abscess is an accumulation of pus that hollows out a cavity in the tissues by destroying and expanding them and surrounded by fibrous tissue. Diagnosis of a skin abscess is usually made based on what it looks like and is confirmed by cutting it open. Ultrasound imaging may be useful in cases in which the diagnosis is not clear. Successful management of the abscess was presented in female cattle of five years of age. The abscess swelling was unusually located subcutaneously in right Para lumber fossa, behind the last rib. Clinical examination revealed the mass was warm, hard, and painful in the initial stages, and become fluctuating, gas filled and soft on maturation. The animal was successfully treated by regular surgical drainage of pus along with a daily antiseptic dressing of tincture-iodine, parenteral administration of antibiotics (streptomycin and penicillin, for 5 days), and oxytetracycline wound spray. The animal was treated successfully and it recovered after 1 month post-intervention without any other complications.

Keywords: Abscess; Antibiotics; Cattle; Surgical Drainage


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Citation: Zahid Bashir Khanday. “Management of Abscess in Right Para Lumber Fossa in a Cow - A Case Report". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 3.10 (2021): 72-74.


Copyright: © 2021 Zahid Bashir Khanday. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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