Priyanka N1*, Nagaraju N2, BR Balappanavar1 and Manjunatha DR4
1Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Hassan,
2Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Gadag, Karnataka, India
3Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Hassan, Karnataka, India
4Assistant Professor and Head, Department of VCC, Hassan, KVAFSU, Bidar, India
*Corresponding Author: Priyanka N, Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
Received: November 01, 2022; Published: March 25, 2023
A four and half years old Holstein Friesian crossbred cow was presented to the Veterinary College Hospital, with a complaint of laceration of the tongue to its full thickness at rostral one third, due to barbed wire while grazing. The lacerated tongue was sutured under standing sedation by administering Xylazine @ 0.01 mg/kg, Butorphanol dose 0.02 mg/kg and Ketamine combination @ 0.04 mg/kg body weight along with local infiltration of 2% lignocaine solutionusing 1-0 polyglactin 910 simple continuous suture pattern. Post operativelyinj. streptopencillin at the 20,000 IU/kg body weight administered intramuscularly, with the restricted fodder, local antiseptic gel applied on the tongue for a week, resulted in successful surgical repair of the tongue and the animal regained normal tongue function after 15 days.
Keywords: Barbed wire; Laceration; Repair; Tongue
Citation: Priyanka N.,et al. “Surgical Management of Tongue Laceration in a Cow-A Case Report". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 5.4 (2023): 108-110.
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