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Management of Penile Prolapse in Indian Tent Turtle (Pangshura tentoriacircumdata, Gray, 1834)

Animesh Talukdar, Gowri Mallapur, Syed Ainul Hussain and Parag Nigam

Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani, Dehradun 248001, Uttarakhand

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal November 2019 : 96 (11) - pages 65 to 66
(Received: May, 2019, Accepted: August, 2019)


A free ranging male Indian Tent Turtle (Pangshura tentoriacircumdata) at Kachua Punarwas Kendra, Sarnath with a history of red swollen mass protruding and bleeding below the tail that was presented. This was diagnosed as penile prolapse. The organ was cleaned with dilute Savlon followed by cold fomentation to decrease the inammation. Attempts to gently push the organ back was not successful. The prolapsed mass was again pushed and tied using purse-string sutures with absorbable suture material under local anesthesia. Topical antiseptic and analgesics were administrated post operatively. The turtle showed uneventful recovery in 10 days and was kept under observation for 20 days before being rehabilitated back in natural habitat

Key Words: Penile, prolapse, management, turtle.

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