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WSVA8-0145
OTHER
COMMON REASON FOR DEATHS OF NEW ZEALAND WHITE RABBITS MAINTAINED UNDER INDIVIDUAL HOUSING SYSTEM AT THE MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF SRI LANKA
M. Thammitiyagodage1
1Medical Research Institute, Department of Laboratory Animal Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka
INTRODUCTION
NZW rabbits were brought to Sri Lanka from Japan in 1990. They were given a feed prepared at MRI according WHO formula using locally available ingredients and this formula was given to them for more than 25 years. They were maintained under proper bio security measures. Regular postmortem procedures are performed to identify any potential pathogenic organisms.
OBJECTIVES
To find out common reason for death of NZW rabbits for the period of 04/01/2017- 26/02/2018.
METHODS
Above 3 months to two years animals were recruited to the study (07). Sudden deaths or death after diarrhea were observed in the most of rabbits. Clinical signs were recorded and carcass was subjected to detailed postmortem (PM) investigations. Abnormalities in the external and internal organs were recorded. Samples were sent for histopathological and bacteriological investigations where necessary.
RESULTS
Two animals (28.5%) died due to torsion in the intestinal tract whilst two animals (28.5%) died due to stomach rupture. Sudden death, fasting and diarrhea were the commonest clinical signs. Congested blood vessels were observed in the area of torsion. Congested lungs also were observed. Tracheal swabs were negative
WSVA8-0068
OTHER
GENERAL OVER VIEW OF SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE IN INDIA AND MUMBAI IN PARTICULAR.
S. Vishwasrao1, M. Vishwasrao2
1Private Practitioner, Surgery, Mumbai, India 2Bombay Veterinary College, Surgery, Mumbai, India
INTRODUCTION
Animals have been an integral part of Indian Society since hundreds of years Animals were not only looked after but were also worshiped in ancient India. Review of literature indicates that animal hospital existed in India in 300BC. There are about 95172 stray dogs as per 2014 census and pet dog population is 50000 in Mumbai as per municipal census. Pet dog population of India as per 2014 census is 10 million.
OBJECTIVES
In Mumbai with a geographical area of 603 sqkm there are more than 700 veterinarians some full time some part time with around 120 private clinics, 60 veterinarians doing house visit and 55 veterinarians in periphery of Mumbai called as MMRDA area. At present there is
one Animal Hospital (SPCA) with facility for inpatients, Intensive care units and a crematorium.
METHODS
Facilities with each private clinical unit varies ranging from a mere OPD facility to having an operation theater, X ray machine, Ultrasonography facility, in house lab facility, own pharmacy. For transportation of pets to Veterinary facility people have to rely on private vehicles, limited public vehicles or animal ambulances. Since commutation is time consuming and expensive people prefer going to convenient veterinary close vicinity.
RESULTS
The availability of veterinary drugs is limited to select pharmacy stores. Specialty clinics are few and wide with specialist in surgery, medicine, radiology, exotic species, and birds.
CONCLUSIONS
Since the geographical area of Mumbai is small, small animal veterinarians will need to have more specialization to sustain in this competitive world.
    for pathogenic streptococcus and staphylococcus. In
two animals ((28.5%) diarrhea and dehydration were observed. But gut samples were negative for Salmonella, Shigella and Camphylobactor species. In one animal (14.28%) no clinical sign was observed. Stomach filled with food and congested lungs and blood filled trachea was observed. After PM and laboratory investigations no abnormality detected.
CONCLUSIONS
NZW rabbits at MRI are susceptible to diseases related to intestinal tract.
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