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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : (146) Last page : (153)
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Therapeutic Evaluation of Metoclopramide in Gastrointestinal Tract Atony in Buffaloes

Jubin*, Yudhbir Singh, Neelam and V. K. Jain

Department of Veterinary Medicine, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,
Hisar - 125004, Haryana, India
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Received: 5.01.2019 | Revised: 8.02.2019 | Accepted: 12.02.2019  



Gastrointestinal tract atony exits as one of the most common digestive tract ailments among buffaloes which results in great economic losses. Present study was conducted to evaluate the therapeutic effect of metoclopramide in gastrointestinal tract atony in buffaloes (n=12). Animals brought to the VCC with complaint of inappetance/anorexia, reduced or loss of defecation with or without mucus and melena, colic signs and loss of production were subjected to the therapeutic trial. Haemato-biochemical evaluation revealed neutrophilia, lymphopenia, hypocalcaemia, hypochloraemia, hypokalaemia, hyperglycemia with increased aspartate aminotransferase level in all affected animals. For therapeutic evaluation clinical cases were divided into two groups, each consisting of six animals. In animals of group I - Hypertonic saline and Calcium; and in group II - Metoclopramide, Hypertonic saline and Calcium were administered. More improvement in ruminal atony and desired haemato-biochemical alterations were observed in buffaloes of group II as compared to buffaloes of group I. Three animals were found to be recovered in group I and four in group II. Present study concluded that Combination of hypertonic saline, calcium and metoclopramide was more effective treatment in gastrointestinal tract atony in buffaloes.

Key words: Therapeutic, Gastrointestinal, Metoclopramide, Atony, Buffaloes.

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Cite this article: Jubin, Singh, Y., Neelam, and Jain, V. K., Therapeutic Evaluation of Metoclopramide in Gastrointestinal Tract Atony in Buffaloes, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(1): 146-153 (2019). doi: