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Tongue Reshaping- A New Surgical Method to Prevent Self-Sucking in Dairy Cows

Mohamed Wefky El-Sherif.


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Abstract
Aims: Self-sucking behaviors lead to substantial milk loss and inflammation of the udder and teats among dairy cows. Both conservative and surgical approaches are available to prevent such behavior; however, the current methods are limited by variable efficacy and risk of complications. The objective of the present study was to evaluate a new minimally invasive technique for reshaping of the tongue to prevent self-sucking.
Methods: The current technique was performed on five mixed breed dairy cows aged 4-6 years and with a mean weight 320 kg. One-shot reshaping of the normal contour of the tongue was achieved by the application of multiple interrupted inverting sutures to the ventral surface to prevent the tongue from forming a "U" shape. Post-operative approach included antiseptic mouth wash with povidone iodine solution twice daily and recording the healing process and complications.
Results: The mean operative time was 12±1 minutes. No complications were observed and all of the treated cows had stopped self-sucking at the 3-month follow-up evaluation.
Conclusions: One-shot tongue reshaping is an easy, minimally invasive, effective, and time-saving procedure for the treatment of self-sucking among dairy cows, with the advantage of causing little tissue damage.

Key words: Cattle, Glossectomy, Self-sucking.


 
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Mohamed Wefky El-Sherif. Tongue Reshaping- A New Surgical Method to Prevent Self-Sucking in Dairy Cows. Open Vet J. 2018; 8(2): 140-143. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i2.4


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Mohamed Wefky El-Sherif. Tongue Reshaping- A New Surgical Method to Prevent Self-Sucking in Dairy Cows. https://www.openveterinaryjournal.com/?mno=283598 [Access: May 02, 2024]. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i2.4


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Mohamed Wefky El-Sherif. Tongue Reshaping- A New Surgical Method to Prevent Self-Sucking in Dairy Cows. Open Vet J. 2018; 8(2): 140-143. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i2.4



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Mohamed Wefky El-Sherif. Tongue Reshaping- A New Surgical Method to Prevent Self-Sucking in Dairy Cows. Open Vet J. (2018), [cited May 02, 2024]; 8(2): 140-143. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i2.4



Harvard Style

Mohamed Wefky El-Sherif (2018) Tongue Reshaping- A New Surgical Method to Prevent Self-Sucking in Dairy Cows. Open Vet J, 8 (2), 140-143. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i2.4



Turabian Style

Mohamed Wefky El-Sherif. 2018. Tongue Reshaping- A New Surgical Method to Prevent Self-Sucking in Dairy Cows. Open Veterinary Journal, 8 (2), 140-143. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i2.4



Chicago Style

Mohamed Wefky El-Sherif. "Tongue Reshaping- A New Surgical Method to Prevent Self-Sucking in Dairy Cows." Open Veterinary Journal 8 (2018), 140-143. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i2.4



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Mohamed Wefky El-Sherif. "Tongue Reshaping- A New Surgical Method to Prevent Self-Sucking in Dairy Cows." Open Veterinary Journal 8.2 (2018), 140-143. Print. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i2.4



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Mohamed Wefky El-Sherif (2018) Tongue Reshaping- A New Surgical Method to Prevent Self-Sucking in Dairy Cows. Open Veterinary Journal, 8 (2), 140-143. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i2.4