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Title: A Case Report on Surgical Management of Umbilical Hernia in a Crossbred Holstein Friesian Calf
Authors: Khan Emo, Imran
Keywords: Umbilical hernia, surgical management, calf
Issue Date: Nov-2023
Publisher: Clinical report submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Veterinary Medicine CHITTAGONG VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY KHULSHI, CHITTAGONG-4225
Abstract: Umbilical hernia is a condition where abdominal contents protrude through a weakened area of the body wall of the umbilical region. It is frequently observed in young calves, particularly in Holstein Friesian crossbred calves. The aim of the study is to describe the successful surgical management of a congenital umbilical hernia in a five-month-old Holstein Friesian crossbred calf. According to the owner’s complaints, the umbilical hernia had been present since birth and had progressively enlarged. In clinical examination, the protruded area was soft on palpation and easily reduceable into the abdominal cavity through an opening on gently pushing. Furthermore, Radiography and ultrasonographic examinations were performed for confirmatory diagnosis leading to umbilical hernia and was decided to conduct surgical management. Prior to surgery, the animal was sedated with diazepam, and the aseptically prepared surgical area was anesthetized with lidocaine hydrochloride. Then, the umbilical hernia of the calf was corrected with the herniorrhaphy method using Mayo mattress sutures. Post-operatively, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, and antihistaminic were administered to prevent infection and minimize pain, and an ointment of povidone-iodine was applied for wound care. Therefore, this case report provides valuable insights into the successful surgical management of umbilical hernia in young calves, emphasizing the significance of a comprehensive approach combining surgical intervention with post-operative care to ensure optimal outcomes.
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