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Traumatic jejunitis in cattle - case study

Leonardo Magno de Souza, Regina Nóbrega de Assis, José Cláudio de Almeida Souza, Luiz Teles Coutinho, Nivaldo Azevedo Costa, Carla Lopes de Mendonça, Jobson Filipe de Paula Cajueiro, José Augusto Bastos Afonso

Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal

Due the scarcity of reports about the involvement of intestinal portions affected by metallic foreign bodies, the objective was report the occurrence of traumatic jejunitis in dairy cattle. Changes in blood count, protein profile, enzyme profile andmarked impairment of the rumen microbiota were found, with an increase in the average chloride content (61.58mEq / L). Anatomopathological findings revealed diffuse fibrinopurulent peritonitis, adhesions and accumulation of cavitary fluid, color changes of the jejunal segment with the presence of perforating metallic foreign body lodged between the intestinal loops. Worldwide, traumatic jejunitis caused by metallic foreign bodies has not been reported and may be added as a differential diagnosis of bovine gastrointestinal tract diseases.