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Vet World. 2010; 3(10): 473-475

Radiography of Unusual foreign body in Ruminants

M. A. Semieka.

The present study was carried out on 10 animals (6 buffaloes, 3 cattle and one camel).The animals were admitted to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Assiut University affected by unusual size, type, and location of foreign bodies. Diagnosis and description of the foreign bodies were depend mainly on radiographic examination. Most of the foreign bodies recorded in this study were of metallic origin (needles and nails).These foreign bodies reached to the animals by several routes (ingestion, during surgery) and lodged at various areas of animal tissues (throat, Oesophagus, thoracic cavity, reticulum, udder cistern, stifle region). Surgery was performed in most cases for removal of the foreign bodies.

Key words: Radiography, Foreign Body, Ruminant, Surgery

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