Surgical management of subcutaneous cyst on the forelimb of a Royal Bengal Tiger

  • RN Ferdousy Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
  • MM Haq Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
  • S Paul Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
  • SJ Mou Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
  • AMM Tarif Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
Keywords: Royal Bengal Tiger

Abstract

A 5 year-old female Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) was reported as having a cyst-like structure on the left forelimb, confirmed by physical examination under general anaesthesia with xylazine and ketamine and fine needle aspiration. Surgical intervention was done by making a small stab incision with drainage of bloody fluid. The inner cyst wall was disrupted and packed with gauze soaked in tincture of iodine. No suture was given. Ceftriaxone (Trizon vet®, ACME Laboratories limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh) 30mg/kg body weight was injected daily for seven days intramuscularly. Antiseptic dressing was done every alternate day for 7 days. After one week the cyst cavity and inflammation subsided and complete recovery was evident.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bvet.v30i2.18271

Bangl. vet. 2013. Vol. 30, No. 2, 78-80

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2014-03-07
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Ferdousy, R., Haq, M., Paul, S., Mou, S., & Tarif, A. (2014). Surgical management of subcutaneous cyst on the forelimb of a Royal Bengal Tiger. Bangladesh Veterinarian, 30(2), 78-80. https://doi.org/10.3329/bvet.v30i2.18271
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