Efficacy of a novel veterinary argon plasma coagulation device in treating teat canal stenosis
Teat canal stenosis is a significant factor that impedes milking and can lead to cows being unable to rear. This study aimedto determine the efficacy of the veterinary argon plasma coagulation device (VAPCD), a newly developed treatment forteat canal stenosis. A two-stage study was conducted for this purpose. In the first stage, a comparison was made between closed operation techniques, enzyme applications, and argon plasma coagulation techniques for treating teat canal stenosis. In the second stage, VAPCD was utilized to treat 104 stenosed teat canals. Based on the findings, the group in which VAPCD was applied exhibited the best recovery rate (90%) at the end of the third week in the study's first phase. In the study's second phase, 89.42% of the nipples treated with VAPCD were completely healed. In both stages of the study, it was established that the recovery criteria could not be detected as stenosis and that the milk flow was continuous due to weekly ultrasonographic and clinical examinations. Therefore, it can be concluded that the newly developed VAPCD is a portable device that can be used to treat teat canal stenosis.