Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

Management of Omphalocele in a 4 months-old Nigerian Indigenous Breed of Dogs and a 3 months-old Alsatian Puppy

Japheth Joel Kalang, Adaji Ocholi Gideon, Babalola Samuel Adeola, James Ababa Andrew and Avazi Daniel Onimisi

Department of Veterinary Medicine, Surgery and Radiology, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal November 2021 : 98 (11) - pages 35 to 37
(Received: , Accepted: )


Two clients presented their pet puppy a Nigerian indigenous breed of dog and an Alsatian to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Jos, with the history of a bulge at the navel. When patients were placed on dorsal recumbency, the swelling disappeared and on palpation a ring was felt. The patients were then fixed forsurgical repair (herniorraphy). To the best of our knowledge this is the first report of umbilical hernia in a Nigerian indigenous breed of dog.

Key Words: Dog, Umbilical hernia, Herniorrhaphy

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