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Aust Vet J. 2013 Jun;91(6):251-3. doi: 10.1111/avj.12058.

Using acellular aortic matrix to repair umbilical hernias of calves.

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  • 1Division of Surgery, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 243122, Uttar Pradesh, India. bharadwaj374@gmail.com.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Umbilical hernias are a relatively common, possibly hereditary, condition in calves. Acellular aortic matrix (AAM) was evaluated for the repair of umbilical hernias in nine calves.

METHODS:

Fresh buffalo aorta to be used as a graft was decellularised using 1% sodium dodecyl sulfate and 0.25% trypsin. Under xylazine sedation and local analgesia, the hernial ring was exposed and repaired with the AAM graft using an inlay technique.

RESULTS:

All animals had an uneventful recovery without clinical signs of wound dehiscence, infection or recurrence of hernias during the 6-month follow-up period.

CONCLUSION:

AAM of buffalo origin has adequate strength to be used safely for the repair of umbilical hernias in calves.

© 2013 The Authors. Australian Veterinary Journal © 2013 Australian Veterinary Association.

PMID:
23718795
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