Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2017)
Clinico-pathological study on metastatic form of canine Transmissible Veneral Tumour (TVT) and its therapeutic management
Author(s): Syed Abdul Arif, Nilotpal Das, Sushanta Goswami, Manjyoti Bhuyan, Gauranga Mahato, Mamta Pathak and Abhijit Das
Abstract: A two year old, male, non-descript dog was presented with a complaint of growth over the various sites of body and dripping of blood from the penis. Clinical examination revealed multilobulated mass over the glans penis. The tumour mass had metastasized to the regional lymph node, rectum, subcutaneous tissue and inner eyelid. Based on cytological and histopathological examination it was confirmed as Transmissible Veneral Tumour (TVT). TVT is a contagious neoplasm of the external genitalia of dogs which is transmitted during copulation, licking, sniffing, and physical contact. Metastatic form of the disease is very rare in occurrence. The case was treated with Vincristine sulphate @ 0.05 mg/kg/b.wt. intravenously for 4 occasion in tapering manner, which was followed by recovery of the dog without any complication.