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Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 1
Occurrence of foreign body induced ruminal impaction in ruminants-gross findings of necropsy

KB Ashok Kumar Reddy, M Lakshmi Namratha, K Shravan Kumar, Y Ravi Kumar and M Lakshman

Foreign body induced ruminal impaction was diagnosed based on gross findings in ten (10) animals which include one (1) cattle, 1 buffalo heifer and eight (8) sheep presented with a common history of long-term anorexia during a necropsy study conducted on forty (40) ruminants. Grossly, all animals revealed presence of various types of foreign bodies in rumen. Additionally, cattle revealed petechiation on diaphragm and epicardium, hydropericardium, septicemic changes on rumen wall, ballooning of intestines with congestion, engorgement of mesenteric blood vessels, suppurative changes in pulmonary and genital system. Buffalo heifer showed congestion of omasum and abomasum with easily peeled off mucosa, abomasal ulcers and changes in lungs, heart and kidneys. On necropsy, sheep revealed sunken eyes, pale conjunctiva, congested viscera, consolidated lungs and dehydrated muscles. Based on the necropsy findings, it was concluded that the foreign body ingestion shows adverse effects on animal health.
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How to cite this article:
KB Ashok Kumar Reddy, M Lakshmi Namratha, K Shravan Kumar, Y Ravi Kumar, M Lakshman. Occurrence of foreign body induced ruminal impaction in ruminants-gross findings of necropsy. J Entomol Zool Stud 2020;8(1):177-181.

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