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Title: Laminitis in a crossbred buck due to high grain diet feeding: A case study
Authors: Begum, Humyra
Keywords: Laminitis, goat, acidotic, laminae.
Issue Date: Nov-2022
Publisher: Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Khulshi, Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh
Abstract: Laminitis is an extremely painful condition resulting in damage to the sensitive laminae of the hoof and if not treated initially it may cause severe lameness and great economic losses. It occurs in acute, subclinical, and chronic forms. The severity of laminitis is associated with the frequency, intensity, and duration of systemic acidotic insults on the mechanisms responsible for the release of vasoactive substances. It is manifested by shifting of weight, abnormal gait, painful hooves with mild fever, anorexia etc. A two-year old crossbred goats (buck) weighing 18 kg was brought to the Upazilla livestock office and veterinary hospital, Fatickchari, Chattogram with history of inward staggering of limbs, reluctant to walk and anorexia for 15 days. Based on history and clinical examination it was diagnosed as laminitis and treated carefully. The goat was treated with NSAIDs (Tolfenamic acid) and anti-histaminic, SAIDs (Dexamithasone) along with multivitamins, Zinc and probiotic preparation as a supportive therapy. The owner was advised properly to maintain the hoof hygiene to avoid the chance of further infection. It was also advised to supply good quality forages with a balanced diet to improve the health status of the animal and avoid further complications. As a result, the goat recovered successfully after seven days.
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