Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

Management of a Gravid Unilateral Ventral Hysterocele in a Doe

Kalpana Jaiswal, Ashwani Kumar, Reshma Sebi and Vandana Sangwan

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141004, Punjab, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2022 : 99 (6) - pages 49 to 52
(Received: , Accepted: )


This clinical report describes successful surgical management of unilateral gravid ventral hysterocele in an eight-year-old non-descript female goat. Clinical and ultrasonographic examinations confirmed the diagnosis. Caesarean section was done to deliver two live fetuses; the fetus in the herniated uterine horn was deformed while other was normal. The massive hernial ring, extending from about 5cm caudal to the xiphoid to cranial margin of the udder in the inguinal region was suturedusing polyglactin 910, no.2. The doe made an uneventful recovery.

Key Words: caesarean, goat, herniorrhaphy, hysterocele, hernia

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