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Year : 2018, Volume : 19, Issue : 1
First page : ( 64) Last page : ( 66)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Sterilized mosquito net mesh for management of recurrent umbilical hernia in a calf

Maruthi S.T.1,*, Bhanuprakash A.G.2, Shruthi N.2

Doddaballapura Milk Dairy Bangalore Urban, Rural and Ramanagara District Co-Operative Milk Producers Societies Union Ltd. (BAMUL) Dairy Circle, Doddaballapura, Bengaluru Rural District-561203 (Karnataka)

1Veterinary Officer Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh

2Ph. D. Scholar, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh

*Corresponding author. E-mail: maruthistvet@gmail.com

Online published on 5 November, 2018.


A calf was presented with history of recurrent umbilical hernia and earlier operated twice using herniorrhaphy technique. Clinical examination revealed a reducible hernia without adhesions and hernial ring diameter of 8 cm in length and 6 cm in width. The animal was sedated using Xylazine and local anaesthesia was achieved using 2% Lignocaine. Surgical exploration revealed presence of omentum and abomasum at the hernial site and they were reduced back into abdominal cavity. The abdominal wall defect was repaired using cost-effective and easily available sterilized mosquito mesh as a hernioplasty material. Six months follow-up revealed complete recovery of animal without any complications.



Calf, hernia, hernioplasty, mosquito mesh, umbilical.


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