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Vol. 9, Issue 1, Part R (2024)

Surgical management of traumatic evisceration of abdominal contents in a common cobra

Author(s): Kartik Bidari, D Jahangirbasha, Syeda Mumtaz, Dhanalakshmi S, Panchasheel and Pavan SB
Abstract: A clinical case of common cobra (Naja Naja) was presented with a history of laceration at ventral region and evisceration of abdominal content due to injury during excavation. The snake was anaesthetized with inj. Midazolam HCl @ 1 mg/kg i/m and Ketamine HCl @ 20 mg /kg i/m cranial half of its body. Protruded organs (intestine, mesentery and gall bladder) were lavaged with acriflavine diluted in lukewarm normal saline. Organs were carefully repositioned in abdominal cavity. The musculature was sutured with polyglactin 910 No. 2-0 in simple interrupted pattern. The skin was closed with nylon No. 2-0 in simple interrupted pattern. After treatment snake was handed over to local rescue team. However, snake died after 3 days. Post-mortem examination revealed that there was extensive injury of all major internal organs.
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International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
How to cite this article:
Kartik Bidari, D Jahangirbasha, Syeda Mumtaz, Dhanalakshmi S, Panchasheel, Pavan SB. Surgical management of traumatic evisceration of abdominal contents in a common cobra. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2024;9(1):1307-1309. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/veterinary.2024.v9.i1r.1117
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