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Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part B (2023)

Transmissible venereal tumour in a stray mongrel bitch: Impact of veterinary intervention on animal welfare, a case report

Author(s): Narayanan SB, Ajaykumar VJ and Abhijith SB
Abstract:
The stray dog menace is a public health problem prevailing in many parts of the world. The public usually panics and develops abhorrence on citing of ailing dogs. Especially the ones which are suffering from maggot wounds and open infected tumours due to the foul odour and the wandering behaviour of animals that are in pain. A case of wandering ailing mongrel bitch with pedunculated growth on the external genitalia was reported from the Kollam town region to the Animal Hospital and Shelter, PFA- Kollam Chapter. The animal was rescued and brought to the animal hospital and shelter. Clinical examination revealed a pale mucus membrane, normal rectal temperature, cachexia and a nodular, papillary multilobulated, cauliflower-like pedunculated proliferations on the genitalia. Exfoliative cytology of the lesion confirmed a transmissible venereal tumour. Animal was isolated and therapeutic management with chemotherapy and supportive therapy was initiated. Inj Vincristine Sulfate was administered intravenously, and vitamin supplements and enriched feeding was given. An uneventful recovery was noticed in the seventh week. An ovariohysterectomy was done before the release of the animal to the same place. The veterinary intervention had a great impact on the quality of the life and enhanced the welfare of the animal.
Pages: 108-110  |  173 Views  10 Downloads


International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
How to cite this article:
Narayanan SB, Ajaykumar VJ, Abhijith SB. Transmissible venereal tumour in a stray mongrel bitch: Impact of veterinary intervention on animal welfare, a case report. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(4):108-110.
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