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Vol. 8, Issue 5, Part H (2023)

Surgical and therapeutic management of yoke gall in buffalo bulls

Author(s): KP Singh, RV Singh, Praneeta Singh, Nidhi Arora and SK Singh
Abstract: Drought purpose bulls and bullocks are more prone to have an abscess termed as yoke gall. In the age group of 8-9 years, 5 buffalo bulls were brought for treatment of the yoke gall. They all were showing inflammation on the dorsal side of the neck for last 2.5 to 3 months. The clinical examination of the affected animals revealed that small sized, circular swelling about 5-7 cm in diameter present on the dorsal side of the neck in all the animals. Diagnosis was based on the co-relation of history and clinical examination the cases were diagnosed as yoke gall. In the affected animals the inflamed part was excised surgically taking precautions to prevent any type of contamination. Post-operative care comprised administration of broad-spectrum antibiotic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antihistaminic with multivitamins. Antiseptic dressing of suture line was performed with Povidone iodine solution (0.1%) was used for regular dressing of suture line and removal of skin sutures was done 13th day post-surgery. The treated animals showed complete clinical recovery with improved working capacity on surgical excision of the Yoke gall.
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International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
How to cite this article:
KP Singh, RV Singh, Praneeta Singh, Nidhi Arora, SK Singh. Surgical and therapeutic management of yoke gall in buffalo bulls. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(5):478-480.
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