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Ruminocentesis-An Emergency Aid in Goats

Chandana Mandadi, Padmaja Katta, Lakshmi Korsapati.


The present study comprises of nine goats, presented to campus veterinary hospital, college of veterinary science, Rajendranagar, with history of anorexia, distended abdomen, diarrhoea, lack of rumination, dull and depressed. Past history revealed accidental ingestion of cooked rice, chapathi and vegetable market waste. Clinical examination of goats revealed reduced remen motility with normal vitals. Ruminocentesis was performed to relieve accumulated gas in the rumen and treated with anti histaminics, B complex vitamins, rumen buffers and ruminotorics.

Key words: Ruminocentesis, Goats, Tympany, Ruminal acidosis, Emergency aid

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