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Stage II Keratoconjunctivitis in a goat: a case report

Abdullah, Faez Firdaus Jesse and Radzuan, Nurul Syazwani and Tijjani, Abdulnasir and Adamu, Lawan and Abba, Yusuf and Mohammed, Konto and Osman, Abdinasir Yusuf and Roslim, Noorashimah and Awang, Dayang Norhaizam and Saharee, Abdul Aziz and Saad, Mohd Zamri and Haron, Abdul Wahid (2014) Stage II Keratoconjunctivitis in a goat: a case report. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 7 (1 ver.4). pp. 16-18. ISSN 2319-2372; ESSN: 2319-2380

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A two year old Australian Feral male goat weighing 30 kg was presented to the large animal unit of Universiti Putra Malaysia Veterinary Hospital with the clinical signs of conjunctivitis and corneal ulceration with purulent ocular discharge. A sterile swab was taken from the eyefor bacteriological culture and the culture yielded a mixed growth of Pseudomonas aeroginosa and Moraxella caprae. The condition was diagnosed as pink eye disease. The goat was administered 3ml of 20mg/kgoxytetracyclinesubconjunctival injection of 0.4ml, intravenous injection of 2.2mg/kg Flunixin meglumine (antipyretic) agent, topical application of terramycine eye ointment and infusion of 2L of 0.6% Nacl solution. The signs of conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers of the eye had substantially reduced five days post treatment. Quarantine of infected animals, good quality feeding and fly control was recommended as preventive measures.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Pink eye; Goat; Moraxella caprae; Bacteriology
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher:International Organization of Scientific Research
DOI Number:10.9790/2380-07141618
ID Code:35453
Deposited By: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Deposited On:11 Jan 2016 10:11
Last Modified:12 Feb 2016 08:41

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