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Successful Management of Rectal Prolapse in a Large White Yorkshire – A Case Report

S. Vidhya, M. Arul Prakash, K. Senthilkumar and D. Balasubramaniyam

Pig Breeding Unit, Post Graduate Research Institute in Animal Sciences, Kattupakkam, Chengalpattu- 603203, Tamil Nadu, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal October 2020 : 97 (10) - pages 38 to 40
(Received: November, 2020, Accepted: October, 2021)


A four month old boar was presented with an intractable rectal prolapse in Post Graduate Research Institute in Animal Sciences, Kattupakkam. The prolapsed rectum was swollen, fresh wound and in haemorrhagic condition. The pig was in healthy condition and was able to walk frequently. The pig was restrained physically. After infiltrating 2% lignocaine around the site of prolapse, the prolapsed mass was cleaned with 5% povidone-iodine solution. The rectum was fixed in original position by a placinga plastic tube (10 ml syringe) and applied purse string suture at the site. The pig showed uneventful recovery after 10 days of treatment.

Key Words: Boar, Rectal prolapse, direct trauma

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