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: 387

Short Communication

Comparison between rolling and surgical treatment of uterine torsion in buffaloes (Bubalis bubalis) in Basrah province

Abd-Albari A. Alfaris
  • Abd-Albari A. Alfaris
  • Department of Internal, Preventive Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Basra Basra, Iraq
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Taher A. Fahad
  • Taher A. Fahad
  • Department of Internal, Preventive Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Basra Basra, Iraq
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Baqer J. Hassan
  • Baqer J. Hassan
  • Department of Internal, Preventive Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Basra Basra, Iraq
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  •  Accepted: 24 July 2013
  •  Published: 28 February 2014

Abstract

A number of 30 buffaloes with uterine torsion were described in a period of 2010 to 2011 in our clinic in Basrah Province Alnashwa. All animals were treated first by rolling but only four cases responded and were corrected by this method, 86.67% of cases were corrected by caesarian section (CS). We found that the right uterine torsion was more incidence 73.33% than left uterine torsion, from the result, we found 4 cases of uterine torsion with malprsentation. The fetus survivability after caesarian section was only 46.51%. The study concluded that caesarian operation in early diagnosed uterine torsion in buffaloes is the best method for saving the fetal and maternal life in case of rolling failure.

Key words: Buffaloes, Basrah Province, uterine torsion.