Management of Pneumothorax in Cattle by Continuous-Flow Evacuation
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 119–122, January 2003
How to Cite
Peek, S. F., Slack, J.A. and McGuirk, S. M. (2003), Management of Pneumothorax in Cattle by Continuous-Flow Evacuation. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 17: 119–122. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2003.tb01334.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Revised July 29, 2002: Accepted August 29, 2002.
- Bovine respiratory syncytial virus;
- Continuous-flow evacuation;
Pneumothorax in cattle can develop subsequent to acute or chronic pulmonary disease, and if unresolved may lead to respiratory distress and death due to hypoxia and compression and collapse of cardiac and thoracic great vessels. Therapeutic evacuation of free air within the pleural space can provide acute relief and improve chances of survival. This article descibes the adaptation and use of a continuous flow evacuation device to resolve pneumothorax in 3 cattle with pneumothorax associated with infectious lower airway disease.