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Vol. 9, Issue 1, Part M (2024)

Diagnosis and surgical management of injured soft palate (Dulla) in 6 Dromidary camels (Camelus dromedarius)

Author(s): Mohan Lal Sharma, Dr. SK Jhirwal, Dr. Mahendra Tanwar, Dr. Anita Kumari, Dr. Jyoti and Dr. Meena Puniya
Abstract: Six indigenous male dromedary camels with soft palate pouch injuries were the subjects of the current investigation. The camels were all displayed during the rut, which runs from November to March. The animals exhibited severe retropharyngeal edema, stiff necks, dysphagia, dyspnea, and an inability to inflate or extrude their dulla. To distinguish between a pharyngeal or oesophageal foreign body, radiography examinations of the animals were performed. Ketamine HCL (@2.5 mg/kg body weight) was used to maintain anesthesia during the oral examination and surgical removal of the soft palate while under xylazine (@ 0.3 mg/kg body weight) sedation. Using a long-handled Metzenbaum scissors, the dulla was carefully removed from the oral cavity. The following day, all of the camels recovered without incident and began consuming water and soft food.
Pages: 954-955  |  46 Views  10 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mohan Lal Sharma, Dr. SK Jhirwal, Dr. Mahendra Tanwar, Dr. Anita Kumari, Dr. Jyoti, Dr. Meena Puniya. Diagnosis and surgical management of injured soft palate (Dulla) in 6 Dromidary camels (Camelus dromedarius). Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2024;9(1):954-955.
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