Clinico-biochemical and therapeutic management of mammitis in buffaloes

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Ajay Suryakant Satbige Nanagouda Appanagouda Patil Sandeep Halmadge Chellai Rajendran


Nine graded Murrah buffaloes age between 3 to 6 years old were presented to Veterinary College Hospital, Bidar with the history of recent calving, swelling and reddening of one or two teats. On clinical examination revealed normal body temperature, pain on palpation of one or two teats with subsequent thickening and funnel formation were both in teat canal and gland cistern. Haematological examination revealed mild neutrophilia, marked absolute eosinophilia and lymphopenia. Biochemical examination revealed increased total protein, alkaline phosphatase (ALP), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), Concentration of C - reactive protein and decreased Serum Calcium, Serum Phosphorus. Milk examination of affected animals did not reveal any positive for California Mastitis Test and culture examination. Affected animals were treated with budesonide (200 mcg) aerosol spray along with antihistamines (Chlorpheneramine maleate) 0.3 mg/kg B.wt. Intramuscularly, Antiseptic (Iodine-based teat dip) and Antioxidant (Vit.E and Selenium) 10ml, intramuscularly for 3 consecutive days. It was found that steroid (Budesonide 200 mcg fixed dose), antihistaminic, Iodine based dip application and Vit. E and Selenium were found effective in initial stages to minimise inflammation without any adverse effects.


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SATBIGE, Ajay Suryakant et al. Clinico-biochemical and therapeutic management of mammitis in buffaloes. Buffalo Bulletin, [S.l.], v. 41, n. 2, p. 207-212, june 2022. ISSN 2539-5696. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 16 aug. 2022.
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