VEIN VARICOSIS IN A
M.D. Kulkarni, A.S. Kadam, A.V. Khanvilkar, and O.N. Ladukar
Varicose vein is a condition in which veins are markedly dilated as well as elongated to follow an irregular tortuous course to accommodate their excess length. Incidence of varicose veins in animals is low, as compared to human beings. In ruminants mostly lower limb veins are involved; however, the radial, cephalic, saphenous, mammary, scrotal and coccygeal vein involving inferior aspect of the trunk is also observed in cattle and buffaloes (Tyagi and Jit Singh, 2001), while distended metatarsal vein in horse is known as “blood spavin” and incidence is fairly often recorded (O’connor, 2001). Vein varicosis may either be congenital or acquired in origin due to repeated vascular trauma resulting in thinning of the vessel wall.
A case history : The
present case of vein varicosis was recorded during
the visit of the college purchase committee of Pandharpuri
buffalo at Pandharpuri market on dated
The extensive swelling of the varicose vein was treated by compression with bandage, firing and legation of vein above and below the swelling by the local livestock development officer without success but leading to exaggeration of the lesion. But obliteration with quinine hydrochloride and urethane or excising the vein with drainage of the contents was not tried due possibility of extensive hemorrhage and shock in the animal.
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
A unique case of varicose vein in Pandharpuri buffalo is put up on the record for academic and field veterinarians as the condition is very rare in animals and particularly in buffaloes.
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