Management of simple obstructive colic in an Arabian horse

Authors

  • A Azizunnesa Department of Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
  • BC Das Department of Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
  • BC Sutradhar Department of Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
  • MO Faruk Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • MF Hossain Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Chittagong, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjvm.v6i2.2341

Keywords:

Gelding, colic, stretching out, treatment

Abstract

An adult gelding chestnut colored Arabian horse, approximately 700kg body weight, aged 18 years, height 5 feets 8 inches with the history of anorexia, recurrent mild pain and pawing was presented for clinical study in Bhatiary, Chittagong on the dated 15 June 2007. The clinical examination of the patient revealed normal temperature, increased pulse and respiration rates, absence of abdominal sounds. On close observation, the horse was anxious, anorexic, restless condition, intermittent pawing on the ground, rolling, circling, stretching out and standing for long period. There was no defecation and scanty urination. On rectal palpation, the rectum was emptied. Fecal examination also revealed no eggs of endoparasites. The horse was treated nonsurgically with antibiotic, liquid paraffin, oil of turpentine. Fluid therapy was also given depending upon degree of dehydration. The horse was observed each and every day for follow up treatment and recorded the condition of health. Recovered the horse fully within10 days.

Key words: Gelding, colic, stretching out, treatment   

doi: 10.3329/bjvm.v6i2.2341

Bangl. J. Vet. Med. (2008). 6 (2): 227-228

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