Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
Blue
   
Curve Top
Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2016 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 79-88
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2016.79.88
 
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail

Transcutaneous and Transrectal Ultrasonography in Buffalo Calves with Urine Retention

Ahmed M. Abdelaal, Oday S. Al- Abbadi and Ashraf M. Abu- Seida

Abstract:
This study describes the ultrasonographic findings of the urinary tract of buffalo calves suffered from urine retention. In this study, 25 male buffalo calves with urine retention and 8 apparently clinically healthy male buffalo calves were used. All calves were subjected to thorough clinical and ultrasonographic examinations. Based on the clinical findings, the diseased calves were classified into four groups. The first group included 8 calves with severe abdominal pain and absence of urine outflow, second group included 5 calves with mild abdominal pain and absence of urine outflow, third one included 8 calves with absence of both pain reactions and urine outflow and finally, fourth group included 4 calves with severe abdominal pain and dribbling of bloody urine. Both transcutaneous and transrectal ultrasonographic examinations were carried out by using 3.5-5.0 MHz convex and 6-8 MHz linear transducers. Ultrasonographic examination revealed distended urinary bladder in first, second and fourth groups. In third group, the urinary bladder was ruptured with anechoic to hypoechoic fluid accumulated in the abdomen. In the second group, the anechoic urine was present inside and outside the urinary bladder. Hydronephrosis of variable degrees was detected in all diseased calves. Moreover, urethral calculi could be detected in 4 calves at 3rd group. Renal calculi were seen in a calf at 4th group. Both renal and urethral calculi appeared as hyperechogenic dots with acoustic shadowing. In conclusion, ultrasonography may be considered a diagnostic and prognostic tool for urine retention in buffalo calves.
PDF Fulltext XML References Citation Report Citation
 RELATED ARTICLES:
  •    Laboratory, Radiographic and Ultrasonographic Findings of Acute Traumatic Reticuloperitonitis in Buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis)
How to cite this article:

Ahmed M. Abdelaal, Oday S. Al- Abbadi and Ashraf M. Abu- Seida, 2016. Transcutaneous and Transrectal Ultrasonography in Buffalo Calves with Urine Retention. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11: 79-88.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2016.79.88

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2016.79.88

COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Curve Bottom