By Elizabeth A. Rozanski

This booklet goals to supply the busy veterinary practitioner with a consultant to coping with emergency and significant care occasions. existence threatening difficulties has to be dealt with instantly and judgements must be made speedy concerning diagnostic and cures. for simple reference the textual content is geared up by way of body-system and covers all crucial components together with cardiac emergencies, breathing misery, neurological emergencies, and trauma and poisoning.

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Analgesia may be achieved by intravenous injection of lidocaine; a NSAID may also be used to provide analgesia. In this case, the bull is aggressive but is safely restrained in a bull crate with the leg hoisted. 05 mg/kg) injected intravenously to remain standing. The right hindleg is hoisted and a tourniquet applied. Attempted intravenous injection of 30–40 mL of 2% lidocaine solution meets with forceful kicking (allodynia) and the crate is almost overturned. The bull is further sedated with 200 mg xylazine injected intramuscularly.

48 i. Single cases of bluetongue were first reported in the UK during August 2007. The most important differential diagnosis is foot and mouth disease, where the infection causes profuse salivation, erosions/ulcers in the mouth, lameness, and fever spread rapidly to affect all cattle on the premises within days. Other important differential diagnoses include IBR (group or herd) and malignant catarrhal fever (usually individual cattle). Bacterial endocarditis and chronic mastitis can cause fever and lameness with reluctance to walk but there are no head signs.

How would you manage this case? 52 59 51, 52: Answers 51 i. The uterus is replaced after sacrococcygeal extradural injection of 6 mL of 2% lidocaine. The cow is haltered and rolled on to her sternum and the pelvic limbs positioned behind with the hips fully extended and the weight of the cow’s hindquarters taken on her stifle joints. The fetal membranes are carefully detached from the caruncles if possible. The prolapsed uterus is cleaned in warm dilute povidone–iodine solution and any gross contamination removed.

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