Effects of pain and Nonsteroid anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) after abomasal displacement operations of cattle

  • Hanifi Erol Erciyes University
  • Muharrem Erol
  • Celal Izci
Keywords: Abomasum, Cattle, Displacement, Pain


Displacement of abomasum (DA) is a multifactorial condition characterized by gas and fluid building up in the abomasum. The aim of this study was to evaluate of post-operative pain caused by DA operations and to compare the early effects of NSAIDs. In total, 24 Holstein dairy cattle (3-8 years old; 5 ± 1.6 years) were used as subjects for this study. Right flank laparotomy was carried out on all subjects. In the pre and post-operavite periods, adrenaline, noradrenaline, cortisol, body temperature (BT), heart rate (HR), respiratory rate (RR) and rumen contraction (RC) were recorded. The statistical differences were detected in laboratory and clinical parameters. In this study, flunixin meglumine was found to be more effective in postoperative pain control after laboratory and clinical parameters evaluations. A high increase in adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol levels were seen between end of operation (EO) and postoperative (POS) 1 h periods in study and control groups. As a result of this study, it was concluded that it is necessary to provide effective postoperative analgesia after DA operations in cattle for the animals’ welfare and  treatment of anormal physiological function.

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