Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part B (2018)
Left ventrolateral oblique laparotomy as a means of exploration in undiagnosed gastrointestinal obstruction in cattle
Author(s): Dr. B Dwibedy, Dr. AK Sahoo, Dr. S Nayak, Dr. I Nath, Dr. SS Behera and Dr. B Jena
Abstract: Sixteen presented undiagnosed clinical cases of gastrointestinal obstruction in cattle in the periphery of Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (CVSc & AH) were selected for present study. The animals were divided into 2 groups by the following criteria. Group I included 10 animals in which the diagnosed surgical condition was easily accessed and corrected. Group II included 6 animals in which the diagnosed surgical condition was approached and treated with “some difficulty” or could not be corrected. In all the 16 cases an exploratory diagnosis through left ventrolateral oblique laparotomy approach under regional anesthesia was possible and the diagnostic efficiency of this approach was found to be 100%. During systematic exploration, the approachability of different parts of the gastrointestinal system was studied. Based on the palpability and exteriorizability of different parts of the gastro-intestinal tract, the exploratory diagnosis through left ventro-lateral oblique laparotomy approach was confirmed to be 100% for cases under study and also effective for surgical correction of physical obstructions of the GI tract commonly occurring in cattle when a definitive preoperative diagnosis is not possible.
How to cite this article:
Dr. B Dwibedy, Dr. AK Sahoo, Dr. S Nayak, Dr. I Nath, Dr. SS Behera, Dr. B Jena. Left ventrolateral oblique laparotomy as a means of exploration in undiagnosed gastrointestinal obstruction in cattle. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2018;3(3):87-95.