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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 114-118

Efficacy of Fiber Glass Cast in Treatment of Long Bone Fractures in Clinical Cases of Dogs
Adarsh Bijapur, G.U. Yadav* and D.U. Lokhande
Department of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology, Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai – 12, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur (M.S), India
*Corresponding author

Six dogs suffering from long bone fractures were immobilized under general anesthesia by using commercially available fiber glass cast. Automobile accident was recorded as cause for long bone fracture in 5 dogs (83.33 %) while fall from height was recorded in 1 (16.6 %) dogs. 3 cases (50 %) were diagnosed as simple oblique fractures and 3 cases (50 %) as simple transverse fractures. Propofol provided adequate depth of anaesthesia and smooth recovery in young dogs less than 6 months of age. Immobilization with of fiberglass cast was easy and less time consuming. Method of application was simple and less cumbersome. Fiberglass cast attained its toughness i.e. in around 5-8 minutes. Fiberglass cast was found radiolucent, lighter in weight, stronger and durable compared to a conventional plaster of paris. Few of the complications such as muscular atrophy, excoriation on skin and swelling were noted during the study.

Keywords: Dogs, Fiber glass cast, Long bone fracture

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Adarsh Bijapur, G.U. Yadav and Lokhande, D.U. 2019. Efficacy of Fiber Glass Cast in Treatment of Long Bone Fractures in Clinical Cases of Dogs.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 114-118. doi:
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