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Surgical Management of Intercostal Abomasocele in a Lamb – A Case Report

S.Dharmaceelan, A.R.Ninu, S.Kokila, D.Vishnugurubaran and M.Bharathidasan

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Tirunelveli - 627358, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2019 : 96 (4) - pages 67 to 68
(Received: September, 2018, Accepted: December, 2018)


This case report discusses a case of abomasocele in a 3 month old male lamb. The case was admitted with a history of swelling in the right side of the abdomen that increased in size following feed intake but reduced after a few hours. Ultrasonography and radiography findings predicted the possibility of abomasum in the swelling. Surgical exploration was done under general anaesthesia and the abomasum was relieved from adhesions and replaced into the abdominal cavity followed by closure of the intercostal wound. Sutures were removed on the 10th post-operative day.

Key Words: Abomasocele, intercostal hernia, lamb.

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