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Case Report

Int. J. Livest. Res.. 2012; 2(3): 230-231

Surgical Management of Traumatic Abdominal Hernia in a sheep-A case report.

Shahid Hussain Dar, Mujeeb Ur-Rehman Fazili, Dil Muhammad Makdhoomi, Kursheed Ahmed Sofi, Shazia Nissar.


In rural or mixed farming situations occurrence of gore injuries inflicted by large animal is inevitable. A 2 years old local sheep was presented with history of horn injury by a bull three days before and had large swelling with penetrating injury at the caudal end of sternum on left lateral abdominal region. Then the hernia ring was freshened and sutured with catgut No. 2 with overlapping suturing pattern and skin was sutured with silk No. 2 with horizontal mattress pattern. Sutures were removed after 10th day. Post-operatively animal recovered without any complications.

Key words: Horn, Sternum, hernia ring, Silk, Horizontal pattern.

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