SURGICAL IMPROVISATION OF ACCIDENTLY ACQUIRED LEFT LATERAL PARACOSTO-ABDOMINAL HERNIATION IN FARMED DEER GAZELLA BENNETTII (CHINKARA)
Herniation in deer may occur accidently in rutting season because of horn piercing or any other reason. A female deer of age 2yrs. with 17kg weight was presented in veterinary medical teaching hospital (VMTH), Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (FV&AS) at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. History revealed normal appetite, thirst, urination and defecation (ATUD) with recent parturition of one healthy fawn and horn striking one month ago. At hospital a bulge out sac was observed from 9th rib to abdomen left laterally with horn pierced, old healed lesion. Normal physiological vitals were observed. For the diagnostic purpose two x-rays i.e. left lateral and ventro-dorsal was performed. Surgery was recommended as a final treatment to mitigate this complication. Owner of the animal was informed about the prognosis and outcome for this surgical treatment. This report underlines the importance of surgical treatment for the correction of acquired abdominal herniation in left lateral paracostal space of important wild deer breed.
Key Words:Acquired Herniation, Gazella bennettii, Surgery, Rawalpindi, Case Study.