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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

Volume 24 (1):48-53, 2020.


..Management of cervico-vaginal prolapse in a labrador retriever.

R. Gnanasekar, S. Kothandaraman and A. Varadharajan

 

Division of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar 608002, Tamilnadu, India

 

ABSTRACT

Gnanasekar R, Kothandaraman S, Varadharajan A., Management of cervico-vaginal prolapse in a labrador retriever, Onl J Vet Res., 24 (1):48-53, 2020. A 3 year old, 28 kg Labrador retriever presented with anorexia, dullness, protruded mass outside vulva and constant straining. The dog had had assisted whelping 10 days previously. The mass protruded from the vulva since then with constant oozing bloody discharge which became black since 3 days with yellowish colored urine. Difficult urination was also observed by the owner. The dog was dehydrated and unfit for surgery. Ultrasonography showed involvement of bladder and we diagnosed cervico-vaginal prolapse (CVP). We applied therapy with injections of ringers lactate, 10% dextrose. 0.3mg/kg meloxicam 0.3mg/kg, 25mg/kg ceftriaxone and multivitamins. The protruded mass was washed and cleaned with weak potassium permanganate solution and hypertonic saline. The mass was then coated with lignocaine jelly and drez ointment placed in situ with the help of a glass tube of 2.5 cm diameter and 15 cm length. The bitch was then given suspension of oral 5ml laxative and 5ml multivitamins daily and injected intramuscularly 500IU daily for 4 days. Antibiotic coverage was continued for 5 days. The bitch had follow-up treatment for 20 days to avoid recurrence. We find that our management of CVP in bitches could be applied under field conditions.

 

Key words: cervico-vaginal prolapse, bitch, chorulon