MIGRATORY FOREIGN BODY AND POST PHARYNGEAL ABSCESS IN A COW
K.V. Syam, K.D. John Martin and B. Sunil
Various types of foreign bodies in the lumen of the oesophagus of cattle causing choke have been reported. But reports of foreign bodies migrating from the oesophagus to the skin surface are few. Archibald et al. (1986) reported choking in a dog due to an abscess in the post-pharyngeal region caused by a sewing needle. Ganesh et al. (1989) and Balagopalan et al. (1994) reported post-pharyngeal abscess in dogs due to a migratory foreign body (fish bone). The present paper reports case of post pharyngeal abscess in a cow due to a migratory foreign body metallic wire.