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Concurrent bloat and rectal prolapse in a cow


Abdullah, Faez Firdaus Jesse and Adamu, Lawan and Saad, Mohd Zamri and Osman, Abdinasir Yusuf and Haron, Abdul Wahid and Awang, Dayang Norhaizam and Roslim, Noorashimah (2014) Concurrent bloat and rectal prolapse in a cow. International Journal of Livestock Research, 4 (1). pp. 155-160. ISSN 2277-1964

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Bloat commonly occurs during raining season in Malaysia as the legumes plants grow well during this season. A 4-year-old Friesian Holstein cow weighing 400 kg was presented to the Ambulatory Unit of the University Veterinary Hospital, Universiti Putra Malaysia with primary bloat and concurrent rectal prolapse, most probably a sequel to the bloat. Several means were attempted to treat the cow but were not feasible. Moreover, attempt to reposition the anus back were initiated yet the outcome was not very successful, partly due to the huge mass and the bloat was not able to be resolved after the administration of a debloating agent ( the “D-bloat”) as well as 3 liters of common cooking oil to resolve the bloating problem. Nevertheless, the treatments were not successful and in the end the owner decided to cull the cow.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
DOI Number: 10.5455/ijlr.20131123100958
Publisher: SAGEYA Publishing
Keywords: Primary bloat; Rectal prolapse; Prevention; Control
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 30 May 2015 18:27
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2015 16:05
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