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Traumatic Rupture of Coelom and Evisceration in an Indian Rock Python (Python molurus molurus)

K. Irishikesh, Sherin B. Sarangom, Varsha Mary Mathai, N. V. Sareen, Amjith V. Satheesan, Midhun Mohan and Sheethal Dominic

District Veterinary Centre, Kannur, Kerala, India - 670 001

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal November 2022 : 99 (11) - pages 60 to 62
(Received: , Accepted: )


A 1.7 meter long juvenile male Indian Rock Python (Python molurus molurus) weighing 5.5 kg was presented at the District Veterinary Centre, Kannur with severely lacerated wound on the left caudal one-third of the body after trauma by a back-hoe ladder. Clinical examination revealed coelomic rupture with evisceration of intestines and testes. Surgical reduction of eviscerated organs and repair of ruptured abdominal wall was performed under butorphanol-xylazine-ketamine anesthesia. The skin wound healed completely by the 4th postoperative week.

Key Words: Indian rock python, Evisceration, Trauma

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