Diseased animal is depressed , there is shortness of breath and fever . At the beginning of the disease is marked increased heart rate, cardiac impulse and pulse tones , after the onset of weakness of the heart muscle becomes weak pulse . Often appear edema , cyanosis of the mucous membranes , can suddenly lead to death from heart failure . Disease diagnosed by laboratory blood tests ( leukocytosis with a shift to the left of the nucleus , ie, increasing the number of white blood cells , namely, basophils, eosinophils , neutrophils) and electrocardiogram data . Animals must provide complete rest, limit load .
The diet administered digestible , rich in vitamins and carbohydrates feed . Veterinarian after inspection appoints symptomatic treatment : antibiotics, desensitizing agents , corticosteroids , cardiac glycosides , such as cortisone acetate 0.2-0.3 g , prednisolone 0.04-0.08 g orally . When loosening cardiac subcutaneously administered camphor 3.6 ml every 2-4 hours , with a decrease in arterial blood pressure intravenously caffeine , sodium salicylate, 5.10 g of a 10% glucose solution with the addition of vitamins B1 and B6 . To reduce the excitability of the heart muscle on the heart impose cold compresses . pericarditis Pericarditis — an inflammation of the outer lining of the heart ( the pericardium , pericardial ) nontraumatic and traumatic .
Pericarditis nontraumatic origin occurs as a complication of infectious diseases due to abscesses and sepsis , inflammation transition infarction , lung and pleura , etc. In small ruminants often recorded traumatic form because the penetration of sharp metal objects from the grid and wounded at heart shirts unbalanced feeding.