A case of extensive rupture of udder suspensory ligaments (dropped udder) in a buffalo: Clinical observations and effect of palliative support
Keywords:Bubalus bubalis, buffaloes, dropped udder, medial suspensory ligaments, Pakistan
The present report represents the first case of rupturing of medial suspensory ligaments of udder (dropped udder) in buffalo in Pakistan. Owner observed this condition 10 days after parturition. Rear quarters of udder were extensively dropped down to the level of fetlock joints due to huge swelling. On manipulation the median elastic ligament was found ruptured causing a lose hold for poster part of udder with animal body. Mild bruises were found on udder due to contact with hard ground. The case was diagnosed as rupturing of suspensory ligaments of udder and was recomended for palliative treatment because of poor prognosis of any surgical intervention.