Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 1

Tetanus in Injured Beetal-kamori Cross Goat: A Case Report

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


  1. Radostits OM., et al. “Veterinary Medicine: A Textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Goats and Horses”. 10th Saunders-Elsevier, London (2009): 822-824.
  2. Pugh DG and AN Baird. “Sheep and Goat Medicine”. Elsevier, London (2012): 398-399.
  3. Smith MC and DM Sherman. “Goat Medicine”. Willey-Blackwell (2009): 207-208.
  4. Guilfoile P and H Babcock. “Deadly Diseases and Epidemics: Tetanus, Chelsea House”. 18 (2018).
  5. Connor B., et al. “Tetanus in feeder calves associated with elastic castration”. Canadian Veterinary Journal 34 (1993): 311-312.
  6. Aitken ID. “Diseases of Sheep”. 4th Blackwell Publishing, London, UK (2007): 165-166.
  7. Naqvi AN and K Fatima. “Incidence of livestock diseases in Nomal and Naltar Valleys Gilgit, Pakistan”. Pakistan Journal of Agriculture1 (2012): 69-75.


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.


Copyright: © 2022 Hammad UR Rehman Bajwa and Muhammad Adnan Sabir Mughal. 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.


Acceptance rate35%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days
Impact Factor1.008

Indexed In

News and Events

  • Certification for Review
    Acta Scientific certifies the Editors/reviewers for their review done towards the assigned articles of the respective journals.
  • Submission Timeline for Upcoming Issue
    The last date for submission of articles for regular Issues is July 10, 2024.
  • Publication Certificate
    Authors will be issued a "Publication Certificate" as a mark of appreciation for publishing their work.
  • Best Article of the Issue
    The Editors will elect one Best Article after each issue release. The authors of this article will be provided with a certificate of "Best Article of the Issue"
  • Welcoming Article Submission
    Acta Scientific delightfully welcomes active researchers for submission of articles towards the upcoming issue of respective journals.

Contact US