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Efficacy study of styplon vet bolus as supportive therapy in management of hemorrhagic conditions of ruminants

Efficacy study of Styplon Vet Bolus as supportive
therapy in management of hemorrhagic
conditions of ruminants
Ravikumar B. R1,Mohan D2 and Bhagwat V.G.*3
1- Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Hospital, Mahalakshmipuram, Bagalore., 2- Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Hospital, Doddagattigenabbe, Hoskote Taluk, Bagalore rural 3- Research Scientist, The Himalaya Drug Company, Makali, Bangalore Abstract
On-field trial was conducted in dairy animals to evaluate efficacy of Styplon Vet Bolus (M/s
Himalaya Drug Company, Banglore, India) as supportive therapy in management of hemorrhagic
conditions (Hematuria, hemoagalectia, bleeding wounds, uterine bleeding and epistaxis) of
ruminants. Styplon Vet 1-2 boli twice daily was administered to cows and buffaloes, and ½ bolus
twice daily for sheep till they recover clinically. The results indicated that Styplon Vet Bolus is a
safe and effective styptic in ruminants.
Key words: Ruminants, hemorrhagic condition, Styptic.
were enrolled in the present field trial in and around Hemorrhage is defined as loss of blood either the veterinary hospitals of Bangalore district.
within the body (internal) or on the body surface Table-1. No of ruminant cases enrolled for
(external). Excessive bleeding is a very dangerous various hemorrhagic conditions
situation that needs attention quickly in animals. The Conditions
Cows Buffaloes
blood flow must be suppressed as soon as possible, as there is a danger of the animal going into shock.
The causes of bleeding include traumatic injuries (e.g.
epistaxis), surgical wounds (cesarian section, cystotomy), presence of calculi in the urethra or urinary bladder, infections causing enteritis, cystitis, urethritis, mastitis, hemoagalectia, hematuria, blood in stools, Standard managemental practice was followed etc. Keeping these in view, the present trial was throughout the trial period. History, clinical signs, undertaken to assess the efficacy of Styplon Vet Bolus general health, etc. were recorded for all the animals.
as supportive therapy in management of hemorrhagic Hemorrhagic condition was diagnosed based on the conditions like bleeding wounds, hematuria (blood in history and clinical examinations. Styplon Vet Bolus urine), hemoagalectia (blood in milk), epistaxis (nasal (M/s Himalaya Drug Company, Banglore, India) was bleeding), and uterine bleeding. The Styplon Vet Bolus administered as supportive (rapid acting styptic/ of The Himalaya Drug Company, Bangalore mainly coagulating agent) to antibacterial therapy 1-2 boli contains extracts of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), twice daily for cows and buffaloes, and ½ bolus twice Mocharasa (Bombax ceiba), Vasaka (Adhatoda daily for sheep till they recover clinically. Time taken vasica), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Kamala (in days) for arresting bleeding was recorded. Efficacy (Nelumbo nucifera), Durva (Cynodon dactylon), of the therapy was judged based on the clinical Lajjalu (Mimosa pudica), and powders of Mouktika recovery and disappearance of clinical symptoms.
sukti, Sourashtri bhasma and Trinakantamani pishti.
Materials and methods
Styplon Vet Bolus was used as supportive (rapid A total of 40 ruminants (30 cows of Jersey, acting styptic/coagulating agent) to antibacterial Holstein and non-descriptive breeds, 8 buffales of therapy in hemorrhagic conditions of ruminants .
Surthi and Murrah breed, and 2 sheep of Bannur breed) Hematuria cases: Blood in urine ceased in 31.57%
terinary World Vol.2, No.12, December 2009 Efficacy study of Styplon Vet Bolus as supportive therapy in management of hemorrhagic conditions of ruminants cases in 2 days, in 47.34 % cases in 3 days and in irritated or inflamed internal tissues. Nelumbo nucifera 21.04 % cases in 4 days respectively on the administration of Styplon Vet Bolus as supportive 4. Enhancing effectiveness of antibiotics:
It was observed that pearl preparations do not Hemagalectia cases: Blood in milk had stopped in
show any antibacterial activity but when used at a 50% of cases on each days 2 and 3 of Styplon Vet concentration of 200 g/ml with antibiotics, then even Bolus administration along with antibacterials.
at a sub-lethal dose, the antibiotic had effectively Bleeding wound cases: Both external and internal
shown the results with reduced contact time (11).
wounds were treated with Styplon Vet Bolus. In 75 % Acknowledgements
of the cases, bleeding from the wound had stopped in Encouragement provided by The Himalaya Drug 2 days, whereas remaining 25% cases it ceased in 3 Company, Bangalore, for supplying the trial material days from the administration of Styplon Vet Bolus.
Styplon Vet Bolus for this trial is thankfully Uterine bleeding cases: On days 2, 3, and 5 of
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