Abomasal ulcer and jejunal ileus caused by trichobezoar in a two-day-old calf

Catik S., Akbala M., Kurt H., SALCI H.

ANKARA UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.62, no.2, pp.161-163, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


A two-day-old, male Holstein calf was presented with a history of anorexia, abdominal distension and pain, inability to urinate and defecate. In physical examination, depression, recumbency, dehydration, weak sucking reflex, abdominal distension accompanied by pain and fluctuation were found in the calf. Furthermore, mucous membranes were pale and capillary refill time was 5 seconds. Laboratory findings revealed sepsis and deficiency of the some minerals. However, the calf died right after clinical and laboratory examination. Necropsy showed a rough and solid formation in jejunum as well as abomasitis, local ulcer and erosions on the abomasal mucosa. As a result of these findings, abomasal ulcer and jejunal ileus caused by trichobezoar was diagnosed in the calf.