International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part A (2021)
Unilateral scrotal hernia in a Balami Ram, surgical management: Case report
Author(s): D Laku, AM Saidu, AA Haruna, MK Adam, ZB Yusuf, AA Mutah, HP Mana, ML Modibbo and AM Abdullahi
Abstract: In an effort to manage a case of unilateral scrotal hernia in a 3-year old Balami ram which was presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Maiduguri Nigeria, physical examination revealed massive swollen right scrotum (50 cm in circumference) compared to the left scrotum (20.4 cm in circumference). Clinical examination revealed the presence of the hernia ring. Trans-scrotal ultrasound further confirmed the presence of intestinal loops and fluid accumulation in the Tunica vaginalis. Surgery (herniorrhaphy) was performed following standard preoperative preparations. 0.1mg/kg xylazine intramuscularly was administered for sedation and 2% lidocaine HCL for regional anaesthesia around the inguinal region. Unilateral orchiectomy was performed. Postoperative care using 100mg flunixin-meglumine intramuscularly and penicillin-streptomycin 10 000 IU was instituted. Postoperative prophylaxis with 15000 IU of antitetanus serum was administered, animal recovered with no complication.
How to cite this article:
D Laku, AM Saidu, AA Haruna, MK Adam, ZB Yusuf, AA Mutah, HP Mana, ML Modibbo, AM Abdullahi. Unilateral scrotal hernia in a Balami Ram, surgical management: Case report. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2021;6(6):08-10.