Study on biophysical dynamics of rumen in cattle suffering from small bowel intussusception

Mann, Jagdeep Singh (2017) Study on biophysical dynamics of rumen in cattle suffering from small bowel intussusception. Masters thesis, Sher-E-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu.

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The present study was conducted on 30 cattle which were diagnosed of suffering from small bowel intussusception and data from these animals was compared with 6 healthy animals. The diseased animals were divided into three equal groups (I, II and III) depending upon the duration of intussusception since the first signs of colic appear. Intussusception was not recorded in Bos indicus cattle. Mean age of all the thirty cases was 2.6±0.20 years. Maximum numbers of cases (20) were recorded in winters. All the animals were anorectic with suspended rumination and cessation of defaecation. Signs of colicky pain, abdominal distension, mucoid or raspberry jam-like rectal contents were the prominent findings. Tachycardia was present in group II and group III animals, respiration was normal, sub normal rectal temperature was noticed in group III animals, rumen motility was significantly low and dehydration of varying degree was recorded. On trans-rectal examination intussuscepted mass was palpable in 43.33% of the animals. Physical parameters of rumen fluid such as colour and odour were normal in 86.67% and 90% of the cases, respectively, whereas consistency was watery in 90% of the animals. Biophysical dynamics of rumen such as protozoan motility, SAT were significantly low and MBRT, rumen fluid chloride, CDT were significantly increased as compared to control group animals. There were severe changes in biophysical dynamics of rumen fluid in winter season as compared to rainy season. Section of parasite and granulomatous lesions were the important findings of histopathology. Examination after post-operative management with prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics showed significant improvement.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Registration No.: J-15-MV-426
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intussusception, Biophysical dynamics, Rumen fluid
Subjects: S Agriculture > Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
Divisions: Department of Agriculture
Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 04:17
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 04:17

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