Journal of
Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

  • Abbreviation: J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2529
  • DOI: 10.5897/JVMAH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 350

Case Report

Atresia ani associated with recto-vaginal fistula in two months old Sudanesse crossbreed lamb

Mana H. P.
  • Mana H. P.
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Maiduguri, P. M. B. 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
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Z.B Yusuf
  • Z.B Yusuf
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Maiduguri, P. M. B. 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
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Gapsiso R.H
  • Gapsiso R.H
  • Animal Health and Production Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa State
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M. A Umar.
  • M. A Umar.
  • Departments of Veterinary Surgery and Reproduction, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, P. M. B. 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 11 September 2017
  •  Accepted: 11 October 2017
  •  Published: 28 February 2019

Abstract

A case of atresia ani with recto-vaginal fistula was observed in a two-month old Sudanese crossbred lamb. On physical examination, the abdomen was distended, and there was bulging around the perineal region and severe straining. Upon palpation, the anal ring was felt at the anal area, voiding of feaces and urine from the vaginal opening was seen, while the fistula was felt upon vaginal palpation. Reconstructive surgery  by incising the bulged, palpable region was done. The rectum was located and sutured to the perineal wall. The patency of the newly constructed anal opening was however maintained with the use of fabricated syringe barrel. Full recovery was attained within 21 days. The animal was relived of pressure strain, pain through the surgical intervention with resultant increase in body condition score.

Key words: Atresia ani, fistula, anal, palpation.