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Actinomycosis (Lumpy Jaw) in Capra Hircus Buck: A Case Report  

Mughees Aizaz Alvi1 , Imaad Rashid1 , Khurram Ashfaq1 , Muhammad Umar Ijaz2 , Muhammad Haleem Tayyab1 , Noman Yousaf Faridi3
1 Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2 Department of Zoology, Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
3 Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan
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International Journal of Molecular Veterinary Research, 2018, Vol. 8, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/ijmvr.2018.08.0001
Received: 24 Nov., 2017    Accepted: 12 Jan., 2018    Published: 26 Jan., 2018
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Alvi M.A., Rashid I., Ashfaq K., Ijaz M.U., Tayyab M.H., and Faridi N.Y., 2018, Actinomycosis (lumpy jaw) in capra hircus buck: a case report, International Journal of Molecular Veterinary Research, 8(1): 1-3 (doi: 10.5376/ijmvr.2018.08.0001)


Actinomycosis is an emerging and unanticipated infectious non-contagious disease caused by Actinomyces species affecting both humans and domesticated animals. The bacterium is opportunistic but harmless commensals of orophyranx and causes typical mandibular osteomyelitis due to which the disease is also called as ‘lumpy jaw’. Different treatment protocols adopted to cure the disease have varying degree of success and time length. In this short communication, a case of actinomycosis in Capra hirus (buck) has been diagnosed and response to antibacterial therapy (potassium iodide) has been documented. It was found that potassium iodied at the rate of 70 mg/kg body weight per oral is highly efficacious for rapid recovery from the illness as compared to already evaluated antibiotics.

Actinomycosis; Lumpy jaw; Goat; Potassium iodied
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