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Clinical management of dietary induced urolithiasis associated with balanoposthitis in a Boer goat

Y. Abba1, F.F.J. Abdullah2,3, N.H. Bin Abu Daud4, R. Bin Shaari4,*, A. Tijjani1, M.A. Sadiq2, K. Mohammed2, L. Adamu2 and A.M.L. Mohd1

1Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

2Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

3Research Centre for Ruminant Disease, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

4Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Locked Bag 36, Pengkalan Chepa, 16100 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

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Abstract

A Boer-Kajang cross male goat was presented to the Veterinary Hospital, University Malaysia Kelantan with a history of dysuria, hematuria and restlessness. The goat was intensively managed (confined to the pen) and fed with only palm kernel cake for the last three months. Physical examination revealed that the goat was dull, depressed, having an inflamed penis and prepuce with blood stained urine dripping from the penis. The differential diagnoses were obstructive urolithiasis, urinary tract infection and balanoposthitis. Based on the history, clinical signs, physical examination, urinalysis, ultrasonagraphy and feed analysis, the goat was diagnosed with obstructive urolithiasis and balanoposthitis. Treatment was instituted by amputation of the urethral process and retrograde urohydropulsion to relieve the blockade. Sulfadiazine-trimethoprim (Norodine®24) 15mg/kg, I.M; flunixin meglumine 2.2mg/kg, I.M; vitamin B complex 1ml/10kg, I.M and ammonium chloride 300mg/kg orally were administered. The goat responded well to treatment and was recovering well during a follow up visit.

Keywords: Balanoposthitis, Boer goat, Obstructive urolithiasis, Palm kernel cake.

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Cite this paper:

Abba, Y., Abdullah, F.F.J., Bin Abu Daud, N.H., Bin Shaari, R., Tijjani, A., Sadiq, M.A., Mohammed, K., Adamu, L. and Mohd, A.M.L. 2015. Clinical management of dietary induced urolithiasis associated with balanoposthitis in a Boer goat. Open Vet. J. 5(1), 30-33.