DEATH OF NON-DESCRIPTIVE MALE CALF DUE TO UROLITHIASIS FOLLOWED BY RUPTURE OF URINARY BLADDER

Authors

  • D Biswas Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • AKM Saifuddin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjvm.v13i2.26630

Keywords:

Urolithiasis, paracentesis, urethrotomy

Abstract

The objective of the present study was to report a typical case of obstructive urolithiasis and subsequent rupture of the urinary bladder, causing the death of a non-descriptive male calf. The calves were brought to a teaching veterinary hospital with the symptoms of abdominal pain, the absence of urination manifested by discomfort, straining, kicking at the belly, twisting of the penis and frequent but unsuccessful urination. The clinical examination revealed that the calves were dull, depressed and distension of the abdomen. Post scrotal urethrotomy was performed aseptically and a large calculus was removed from the position of sigmoid flexure of the penis. Another two calves were not subjected to surgery due to their ill health and all were died after 2-3 days. A postmortem examination revealed that the urinary bladder was ruptured and subsequently urine was mixed with peritoneal fluid. A haemorrhagic condition was present at the point of rupture and peritoneum and bladder was adhesion at the point of rupture.

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Published

2016-01-28

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Ruminant Medicine