19-Title: Ferroscopy and blood trypsin inhibitor spot test for diagnosis of foreign body in camels (Camelus dromedarius)
Authors: DN Suthar, JN Mistry, BN Suthar, PB Patel and KB Patel
Source: Ruminant Science (2012)-1(1):85-87.
How to cite this manuscript: Suthar DN, Mistry JN, Suthar BN, Patel PB and Patel KB (2012). Ferroscopy and blood trypsin inhibitor spot test for diagnosis of foreign body in camels (Camelus dromedarius). Ruminant Science 1(1):85-87.
Total 485 Kuchchhi camels with the history of altered appetite and digestive disorders were examined with metal detector to find out any ferrous origin metallic foreign body in abdomen. Out of them, 30 camels showed positive result. The blood samples from these camels were subjected to trypsin inhibitor spot test (TIST). On rumenotomy, all the 14 cases with positive TIST reaction were found to have metallic foreign bodies in their rumen and reticulum. Use of metal detector along with TIST is therefore suggested for diagnosis of ferromagnetic foreign bodies in the camel forestomach.
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