TORTICOLLIS IN DOG : A Cross bred female dog aged about 14 years (Body weight: 6.5kg) old brought to N.T.R Veterinary Super Speciality Hospital, Vijayawada on 19.11.2019 with clinical symptoms of Circling (Turing in circles), Head Tilt to either side, Abnormal head posture, Strained Neck (One side). Blood Examination: Negative for Haemoprotozoans. Treatment for Torticollis given on above said dog on 19.11.2019 by Dr. K. Srinivasarao M.V.Sc (vety Surgery and Radiology), Assistant Director (AH), N.T.R Veterinary Super Specialty Hospital Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, and India. Treatment has given as follows: 1. Both the ears cleaned and dressed on alternative days for 3 times. 2. Ceftriaxone injection @ 20mg per kg B.Wt. per day i/m for 7days. 3. Tribivet injection @ 0.5ml i/m per day for 10days. 4. Melonex injection @ 0.2ml s/c per day for 3days. The dog has been discharged on 10th day after successful recovery.

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Vestibular disease refers to a sudden, non-progressive disturbance of balance. It is more common in older dogs. It is also referred to as old dog vestibular syndrome and canine idiopathic vestibular syndrome. Most dogs present with the sudden onset of loss of balance, disorientation, head tilt, and irregular jerking eye movements called 'nystagmus'. Many dogs will become reluctant to stand or walk. Most dogs will lean or fall in the direction of their head tilt. Causes of vestibular disease include middle or inner ear infections, drugs that are toxic to the ear, trauma or injury, tumors, and hypothyroidism. When no specific cause is found, the condition is called idiopathic vestibular syndrome. These cases are distinguished by the sudden onset of clinical signs and the subsequent rapid improvement with little, if any, medical intervention. Treatment is directed at the underlying cause, if one can be identified. In severe cases, supportive therapy such as intravenous fluids and hospitalization may be required until the pet can eat and walk on its own. If the pet is seriously disoriented or ataxic (stumbling, unable to stand or walk), it may be given sedatives to help it relax. Drugs that help combat nausea or motion sickness may be beneficial. Antibiotics may be used in cases suspected of having middle or inner ear infections. Although corticosteroids have been used in the past, there is little scientific evidence to support their use in this condition "Head tilt and stumbling often improve over a seven to ten day period" The clinical signs associated with vestibular disease are often most severe during the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours. Many pets begin to improve within seventy-two hours. The head tilt and stumbling often improve over a seven to ten day period. Most patients are completely recovered within two to three weeks, although some will have residual symptoms such as a head tilt or mild "wobbling" for life. If the patient fails to improve or worsens, then a more severe underlying disorder should be suspected and advanced diagnostic testing should be pursued.

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Sir, any osteological deviation found??. Did you taken X-- Ray ??

Sir, x ray not take.
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Perfect treatment Sir

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Mainly Tribivet does the trick .as i have treated torticolis in birds with vit.B1,6,12 within one week

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Well done doctor.

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Good line of treatment. May be ear infection

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