Hammad UR Rehman Bajwa* and Muhammad Adnan Sabir Mughal
Department of Parasitology, Ankara Üniversitesi, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Hammad UR Rehman Bajwa, Department of Parasitology, Ankara Üniversitesi, Turkey.
Received: October 12, 2021 Published: December 08, 2021
Tetanus is a fatal disease caused by Clostridium tetani, a spore forming, Gram-positive, anaerobic bacterium, in human and animals. In present report, a 3 year old, Beetal-Kamori cross goat, weighing about 60 kg was presented to outdoor clinics of Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan with complaint of bloat, weakness, anorexia and abnormal gait. History indicated that animal got injury on hoof 5 days before from some sharp thing on the ground. Upon visual examination it was revealed that wound was not properly healed. Physical examination revealed stiffness of fore and hind limb muscles and jaw muscles, hyperesthesia and 3rd eyelid prolapse. Owing to the presence of contaminated wound and clinical signs, the disease was diagnosed as tetanus. Treatment given to animal was procaine penicillin @ 44,000 IU/kg IM, diazepam @ 0.1 mg/kg IM. The treatment was prescribed for 7 days. Debridement and washing of wound was done with hydrogen peroxide. On the 5th day of treatment, animals gait improved and trismus reduced. All in all, goat was also a culprit of tetanus and treatment resulted in improvement in health parameters.
Keywords: Clostridium tetani; Hyperesthesia; Eyelid Prolapse
Citation: Hammad UR Rehman Bajwa and Muhammad Adnan Sabir Mughal. “Tetanus in Injured Beetal-kamori Cross Goat: A Case Report". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.1 (2022): 03-05.
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