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G.R. Athira D. Chandrasekaran C.S. Arunaman N.R. Senthil S. Vaiaramuthu

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Present study was undertaken to study the management of keratoconjunctivitis in five non- descriptive female goats presented to Madras Veterinary College Teaching Hospital, Tamil Nadu with the history of gradual clouding of eyes and partial loss of vision after 15 days from kidding. On clinical examination, the present study observed purulent discharge from eyes and congested conjunctival mucous membrane of goats with other clinical parameters which were normal. Eye examination showed creamy white spot and opacity of corneal opacity with absence of reflexes such as menace, papillary light reflex (PLR) and with partial blindness. Hemato biochemical parameters showed normal values except neutrophilia. Sterile ocular swabs were collected and the organism was identified as Morexella bovis based on their colony morphology and biochemical tests. Based on the Antibiotic sensitivity test (ABST), the affected goats were treated with sensitive antibiotics, eye drops and supportive therapy and the affected goats showed clinical improvement followed by uneventful recovery after one week and prevent further complications such as corneal ulceration and blindness, which in turn affects the economy of the farmer.

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Keywords

Creamy spots, Goats, Keratoconjunctivitis, Moraxella bovis

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Athira, G., Chandrasekaran, D., Arunaman, C., Senthil, N., & Vaiaramuthu, S. (2018). Successful management of Keratoconjunctivitis in goats in Chennai. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 10(4), 1196-1198. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v10i4.1919
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