Surgical management of a case of subcutaneous abscess caused by Staphylococcus aureus in adult White Fulani cow

Authors

  • E. A. O Sogebi Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • O. A Talabi Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • O. Salami Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • S. A Babalola Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.
  • C. A Eze University of Nigeria, Nsukka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51791/njap.v43i2.972

Keywords:

White Fulani cow, Subcutaneous abscess, Staphylococcus aureus, Enrofloxacin, surgical extirpation

Abstract

A White Fulani cow whose record reveals three-year old, weighing about 350kg belonging to DUFARMS of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta was presented with a swelling on the left flank. Clinical evaluation of the animal revealed the following: rectal temperature, 38.2oC, heart rate, 60bpm and respiratory rate, 35bpm. A rectangular shaped mass, soft and warm to touch was palpated on the left flank. Pus was aspirated from the swelling with a sterile needle and syringe, and taken for biogram. Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from the aspirate which was sensitive to antibiotic, enrofloxacin, ciprofloxacin and gentamycin (Table 1). Total surgical extirpation of the encapsulated abscess was carried out aseptically under sedation and local anaesthesia and managed chemotherapeutically using antimicrobial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory agents post operatively.

Author Biographies

E. A. O Sogebi, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

College of Veterinary Medicine

O. A Talabi, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

College of Veterinary Medicine

O. Salami, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

College of Veterinary Medicine

S. A Babalola, Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

Department of Veterinary Surgery

C. A Eze, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Department of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology

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2021-01-09

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