Tracheal Collapse in a Beetal Goat – First Case Report in Pakistan
Muhammad Avais*, Shoaib Husnain, Jawaria Ali Khan, Syed Saleem Ahmad
ABSTRACT: A female Beetal goat, 4-years-old was brought to the Outdoor Hospital of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, Pakistan. The goat when presented at the hospital was noticed restless and was unable to stand. Temperature was subnormal (98˚F) and respiratory stridors were evident during respiration. Signs of severe dyspnea with foamy salivation and dilated pupils were also evident. Mucous membrane and tongue were cyanotic. At postmortem, presence of foamy secretions in the cranial airways, including nostrils were observed. Lungs were congested and edematous. Most predominant finding was tracheal rings with pronounced distance between their dorsal edges with cartilage damage and totally collapsed trachea extending up to bifurcation. This finding was corresponding to tracheal collapse grade IV. This is the first published report of tracheal collapse in goats in Pakistan.