Open Veterinary Journal

Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal 
ISSN 2218-6050 (Online), ISSN 2226-4485 (Print) 


Contribution to reconstruction of third degree rectovestibular lacerations in mares

A.H. Elkasapy1,* and I.M. Ibrahim2

1Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Benha University, Egypt

2Department of Surgery, Anesthesiology and Radiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt



The study was conducted on ten mares suffering from third degree rectovestibular laceration. Four uterine washes were performed in all cases by using diluted betadine (mixing 5ml of betadine antiseptic solution in 1 liter of sterile saline) to control vaginal and uterine infections before surgery. Surgical repair of third degree rectovestibular laceration was done by one-stage Goetz technique after four to six weeks of initial injury, with the lateral dissection continued extensively until the two flaps were created and brought to the midline without any tension. Primary healing occurred in all cases without significant complications. The obtained results indicate that mares with third degree rectovestibular lacerations are candidates for uterine wash and one-stage Goetz technique with excessive lateral continuation of the flap.

Keywords: Fertility, Mares, Rectovestibular laceration, Surgery.


Cite this paper:

Elkasapy, A.H. and Ibrahim, I.M. 2015. Contribution to reconstruction of third degree rectovestibular lacerations in mares. Open Vet. J. 5(1), 23-26.