Ultrasonographic, radiographic diagnosis and management of esophageal obstruction in Jaffarabadi buffaloes and Gir cattle

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Vineet Kumar J.V. Vadalia A.M. Patel Amit Prasad S.H. Talekar P.B. Patel

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In the present study ultrasonographic, radiographic diagnosis and management of cervical esophageal obstruction in three Jaffrabadi buffaloes and a Gir cow were described. On palpation a hard swelling was noticed at left ventrolateral aspect of proximal cervical region. Further ultrasonographic examination of the esophagus revealed a hyperechoic structure within esophageal lumen with marked acoustic shadowing. Left lateral radiograph of the neck revealed a radiopaque structure within esophageal lumen. A severe degree of tracheal wall compression was also noticed in the radiograph. Under xylazine sedation and local analgesia, an emergency esophagotomy was performed. Esophageal incision was closed using a modified two layer suture technique. The animals were recovered without any postoperative complications within 15 days. This modified two layer suture technique could be an effective procedure for closure of esophageal incision in cattle and buffaloes.

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KUMAR, Vineet et al. Ultrasonographic, radiographic diagnosis and management of esophageal obstruction in Jaffarabadi buffaloes and Gir cattle. Buffalo Bulletin, [S.l.], v. 35, n. 4, p. 549-556, dec. 2016. ISSN 2539-5696. Available at: <https://kuojs.lib.ku.ac.th/index.php/BufBu/article/view/1325>. Date accessed: 15 may 2021.
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Case Report