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Traumatic Evisceration of Abomasum in a Jersey Crossbred Cow Surgical Management

C. Pugazharasi, P. Veeramani, M.G. Ali, Cecilia Joseph and T. Sarath

NADP Scheme on Animal Mobile Medical Ambulance, Farmers Training Centre, Enathur, Kanchipuram - 631561, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal May 2019 : 96 (5) - pages 62 to 64
(Received: August, 2018, Accepted: November, 2018)


A ve year old Jersey crossbred cow was presented with the history of recent trauma of ventral abdomen followed by protrusion of viscera through it. Clinical examination revealed the eviscerated mass as abomasum. The animal was sedated using xylazine @ 0.2mg/kg and the abomasum was reduced into the abdominal cavityand the peritoneum and abdominal muscles were sutured using No.0 Chromic Catgut in simple continuous and interlocking suture pattern, respectively. The skin was sutured using cotton suture material in crisscross pattern. Post-operative care was followed and the animal had an uneventful recovery.

Key Words: Cow, Abomasum, Evisceration, Trauma

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