African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6578

Full Length Research Paper

Recent advances in surgical management of urolithiasis in sheep and goat

Mohsin Ali Gazi
  • Mohsin Ali Gazi
  • Division of Surgery and Radiology Faculty of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry SKUAST Kashmir, India.
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D. M. Makhdoomi
  • D. M. Makhdoomi
  • Veterinary Clinical Services Complex, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry SKUAST Kashmir, India.
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J. D. Parrah
  • J. D. Parrah
  • Division of Surgery and Radiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry SKUAST Kashmir, India.
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A. M. Ganai
  • A. M. Ganai
  • Head Division of Animal Nutrition, SKUAST Kashmir, India.
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G. N. Shiekh
  • G. N. Shiekh
  • Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, SKUAST Kashmir, India.
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S. A. Mir
  • S. A. Mir
  • Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, SKUAST Kashmir, India.
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  •  Received: 26 February 2014
  •  Accepted: 12 June 2014
  •  Published: 27 June 2014

Abstract

The cases of urolithiasis in caprine and sheep presented for treatment for one year to University Teaching Veterinary Clinics were managed surgically. A brief history about the clinical cases, their clinical examination, kidney function tests and ultrasonography was studied. The cases were surgically managed by performing different surgical procedures viz, excision of urethral process, urethrotomy perineal urethrotomy, tube cystotomy and cystorrhaphy and modified bladder marsupialisation as demanded by clinical situation. The postoperative management, survival rates and restoration of normal urination, rupture sites and return of normal kidney function tests of the cases has been discussed.

 

Key words: Urine, ultrasound, urethrotomy, bladder.