Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal

 

Occurrence and surgical repair of third degree perineal lacerations in adult female camels (Camelus dromedarius) by one-stage (Goetz) technique

S. Anwar1 and G.N. Purohit2,*

1Al-Qattara Veterinary Hospital Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Al Ain, P.O.Box 1004, United Arab Emirates

2Department of Veterinary Gynecology and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Rajasthan, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner, Rajasthan, 334001 India 

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Abstract

Retrospective analysis of third degree perineal lacerations in 7 female camels (6-17 yrs of age) that were surgically corrected by one stage repair (Goetz technique) is presented. Majority (3/7) of the camels was primiparous and all parturitions had a history of calving assistance. Six (6/7) camels recovered by first intention of healing. Dehiscence of perineal structure occurred in only one camel due to infection and healed by second intention. Subsequent matings resulted in pregnancy in four camels and one camel died due to unrelated causes. We conclude that perineal lacerations can occur in primiparous camels with difficult assisted deliveries and that one stage repair of perineal lacerations in camels improves the perineal conformation and such camels may easily regain normal fertility.

Keywords: Camels, One-stage repair, Perineal lacerations.

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Cite this paper: 

Anwar, S. and Purohit, G.N. 2013. Occurrence and surgical repair of third degree perineal lacerations in adult female camels (Camelus dromedarius) by one-stage (Goetz) technique. Open Vet. J. 3(2), 75-79.