International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part A (2017)
Management of Eclampsia in Bitches
Author(s): KP Singh, RV Singh, Praneeta Singh and SK Singh
Abstract: The study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of intravenous administration of 10% calcium gluconate along with supportive therapy for the therapeutic management of eclampsia in bitches. A total 6 bitches of Spitz breed in 6-8 years age group with the history of whelping 7 to 16 days back, sudden start of pacing and hesitation to nurse, restlessness, nervousness and anorexia. The bitches were treated with 10% calcium gluconate along with supportive therapy i.e. 5% dextrose normal saline, phenobarbitone, predenisolone, and vitamin B1, B6, and B12. 5 (83.33%) bitches showed response of therapy on first day and complete clinical recovery after 3 days of treatment. However, 1 bitch was died during course of first day of treatment. So, intravenous administration of 10% calcium gluconate along with supportive therapy showed clinical efficacy in 83.33% bitches.
How to cite this article:
KP Singh, RV Singh, Praneeta Singh, SK Singh. Management of Eclampsia in Bitches. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2017;2(5):11-12.