International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 7, Part H (2015)
Vulval abscess and its successful treatment in arncaptive Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus)
Ilayaraja Selvaraj, Arun A Sha, Yaduraj Khadpekar and Niraj Dahe
In Agra Bear Rescue Facility, an adult female bear showed severe reddening with bulged vulva even after completion of oestrus period and also exhibited difficulties in sitting in dog sitting posture, in passing urine and a cautious walk. The detailed clinical examination was performed after tranquilization of the bear with xylazine and ketamine. The examination of the right side vulval lip showed an abscess and further confirmed that there was no prolapse of either the vagina or the uterus. The pus was drained aseptically to send for bacterial culture and antibiotic sensitivity test. Surgical management for the abscess was undertaken. The culture examination revealed coagulase positive staphylococcus. Based on the antibiotic sensitivity test, the bear was treated with Amoxycillin-clavulanic acid tablets and anti-inflammatory medication. The post-operative recovery was good and the animal was released out of observation after two weeks.
How to cite this article:
Ilayaraja Selvaraj, Arun A Sha, Yaduraj Khadpekar, Niraj Dahe. Vulval abscess and its successful treatment in arncaptive Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus). Int J Appl Res 2015;1(7):447-449.