Clinical management of stage I pinkeye with concurrent pneumonic pasteurellosis in a goat: A case report

  • Faez Firdaus Abdullah Jesse
  • Eric Lim Teik Chung
  • Yusuf Abba
  • Asinamai Athliamai Bitrus
  • Idris Umar Hambali
  • Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila
  • Abd Wahid Haron
Keywords: Goat, Stage I pinkeye, Pneumonic pasteurellosis, Clinical management

Abstract

Objective: This clinical case reports the occurrence of stage I pinkeye with concurrent pneumonic pasteurellosis in a goat. 

Materials and methods: A 2-year-old Jamnapari goat weighing 25 Kg was presented to the Universiti Veterinary Hospital, Universiti Putra Malaysia with primary complain of eye problem and inappetence.

Results: Upon clinical examination, the most prominent abnormality observed was corneal opacity of the right eye with presence of ulceration on the corneal surface and chemosis of the right conjunctiva with excessive lacrimation. On auscultation, there was the presence of crackle lung sounds with bilateral mucopurulent nasal discharges. Samples from the ocular swab yielded a positive growth for Mycoplasma spp., while the nasal swab yielded a positive growth for Mannheimia haemolytica. The goat was diagnosed with stage I pinkeye with concurrent pneumonic pasteurellosis infection. Treatment was instituted with 400 mL of 0.9% NaCl administered intravenously once for rehydration. Flunixin meglumine 2.2 mg/kg bwt was given intramuscularly twice daily for three days as anti-inflammatory and analgesic. Oxytetracycline 20 mg/kg bwt was injected once intramuscularly as long acting broad spectrum antibiotic for treatment of pinkeye and pasteurellosis infections. Furthermore, terramycin eye ointment containing oxytetracycline HCl was also administered intraocularly twice daily for seven days as treatment for the Mycoplasma spp.

Conclusion: The prognosis for this case was good as the goat were treated promptly and effectively.

http://doi.org/10.5455/javar.2017.d228

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Author Biographies

Faez Firdaus Abdullah Jesse
Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Eric Lim Teik Chung

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. 

Yusuf Abba

Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Asinamai Athliamai Bitrus
Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Idris Umar Hambali

Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. 

Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila
Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Abd Wahid Haron

Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. 

Published
2018-01-29
How to Cite
Jesse, F. F. A., Chung, E. L. T., Abba, Y., Bitrus, A. A., Hambali, I. U., Lila, M. A. M., & Haron, A. W. (2018). Clinical management of stage I pinkeye with concurrent pneumonic pasteurellosis in a goat: A case report. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 4(4), 390-393. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/35383
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Case Reports