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A case of grade I rectal prolapse in a calf with congenital tail defect


Tijjani, Abdulnasir and Abdullah, Faez Firdaus Jesse and Lim, Eric Teik Chung and Adamu, Lawan and Abba, Yusuf and Sadiq, Muhammad Abubakar and Mohammed, Konto and Mohd Lila, Mohd Azmi and Haron, Abdul Wahid (2015) A case of grade I rectal prolapse in a calf with congenital tail defect. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 8 (6). pp. 57-60. ISSN 2319-2372; ESSN: 2319-2380


Rectal prolapse is a condition involving displacement of the rectum, commonly due to excessive straining, diet or inherited traits. A 6-month-old calf with congenital tail defect weighing 68 kg was presented to the University Veterinary Hospital, Universiti Putra Malaysia with a grade I incomplete rectal prolapse. This condition was corrected with surgical repair using Buhner's needle and umbilical tape following epidural nerve blocking using 2% Lidocaine. The calf was also treated with the administered 650ml of 0.9% Nacl intravenous fluid and 100ml of calcium borogluconate intravenously. Topical wound healing powder Negasunt containing (Sulphanilamide 5.0% w/w, coumaphos 3.0% w/w, propoxur 2.0% w/w) and povidone iodine was applied topically to prevent maggots and secondary infection. Norodine (trimethoprim sulfadiazine) antibiotic was administered at dose rate of 0.15mg/kg SID for two days.Prompt surgical intervention and treatment resolved the condition in the calf.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.9790/2380-08625760
Publisher: International Organization of Scientific Research
Keywords: Rectal Prolapse; Congenital tail defect; Surgical repair
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 03:37
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 03:37
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/43461
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