Journal of Animal Health and Production

Case Report
J. Anim. Health Prod. 8(4): 221-223
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Mohd Farhan Hanif Reduan*, Siti Nor Che Yahya, Nur Zul Izzati Mohd Rajdi, Rumaizi Shaari, Mimi Armiladiana Mohamad, Muhammad Luqman bin Nordin, Nurshahirah Shaharulnizim,*Intan Noor Aina Kamaruzaman

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Pengkalan Chepa, 16100 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.

Abstract | This case reports highlights clinical and surgical management of Type II atresia ani in a 3-day old Malin lamb with a blind rectal pouch and slight abdominal distention. Anoplasty was performed to reconstruct the anal opening. Perineal skin tissue covering the anal opening was incised vertically and continued with blunt dissection to expose the blind end sac of the rectum. The blind rectum sac was retracted and excised, followed by a meconium evacuation. The rectal opening was secured to the perineal skin using multiple simple interrupted sutures. The animal recovered shortly without postoperative complications. Early surgical intervention is warranted in the atresia ani case to relieve the abdominal discomfort and preserve normal colonic activity, which was successfully attempted in this case.

Keywords | Atresia ani, Lamb, Anoplasty, Abdominal distension, Absent, Anal opening