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Management of Actinomycosis in Bovines

A. Iqbal G. Mustafa A. K.Tripathi J. S. Soodan M. Irfan
Vol 2(1), 226-229
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Actinomycosis, or lumpy jaw, is an important cause of economic losses in livestock because of its widespread occurrence and poor response to the routine clinical treatment. The present study describes a typical case of bovine actinomycosis in a 2 year cross bred heifer with a hard swelling at the level of second molar teeth on right ramus of mandible. Halitosis was also present. Tentative diagnosis was made through clinical signs. Carefull exploration of pus revealed a single whitish-yellow pinhead sized sulphur granule. Antibiotic therapy of broad-spectrum antibiotic was administered intramuscularly for five days.

Keywords : Actinomycosis Sulphur granules lumpy jaw Treatment

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