Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

Case Report
Res. j. vet. pract. 2 (4): 67 - 69
http://dx.doi.org/10.14737/journal.rjvp/2014/2.4.67.69
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Shongsir Warson Monsang1*, Saumen Kanti Pal2, Mritunjay Kumar1, Joyabrata Roy1
1Departement of Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, College of Veterinary Science & A.H., R.K.Nagar , Agartala-799008, Tripura (W), India; 2Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, College of Veterinary Science & A.H., R.K.Nagar , Agartala-799008, Tripura (W), India.
*Corresponding author: warsonmonsang@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
An intact 3 months old male white Yorkshire pig was presented with the complaint of swelling at the umbilical region since one month which later became larger as the pig gradually grows. Appetite of the animal was reported to be normal though scanty faeces were passed out at regular intervals. On palpation, the swelling was hard, non–painful and irreducible. No hernial ring could be palpated which could confirm hernia. Exploratory surgery confirmed a fecolith obstructing the hernial ring. Hence, surgery was done under diazepam and ketamine anesthesia to correct the cause. The animal recovered uneventfully at 10 days post surgery without any complications.

Key Words: Umbilical hernia, Fecolith, Purebred pig, Herniorrhaphy, Enterotomy