International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Veterinary Sciences | India | Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018

Successful Surgical Management of Cloacal Prolapse in a Turtle

Shiva Kumar E. | L. Suresh [3] | B. N. Nagaraja [4]

Abstract: A seven year old female turtle was presented with history of not passing feces, inappetance, depression and mass at the rectal region from last three days. On clinical examination was found swollen, inflamed, edematous prolapsed mass protruding through vent. Condition was diagnosed as a cloacal prolapse and prolapsed cloaca was replaced back gently with help of finger after cold fomentation under local analgesia. After 5 days case was presented with recurrence of prolapse. Radiograph was taken to know the cause of prolapse and radiograph revealed five shelled egg in the oviduct. Surgical correction was planned, Necrosed mass was resected, simple interrupted suture was applied using polypropylene blue no-2/0. Wound cleaned with normal saline and povidone iodine solution. Antibiotics and analgesics were administrated post operatively. After 10 days suture were removed, turtle recovered uneventfully.

Keywords: Turtle, Cloaca, Shelled egg

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018,

Pages: 1786 - 1789

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