A Rare Case of Umbilical Hernia in a Chinchilla Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus): Its Surgical Management
A case of umbilical hernia in a 4 months old Soviet Chinchilla rabbit was presented in the Department of Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, R.K.Nagar, Tripura, with a complaint of non-painful, reducible swelling observed since 5 days around the umbilical region. Appetite of animal was normal and all the clinical parameters were within the normal physiological limits. Palpation revealed presence of hernial ring and its contents which confirmed umbilical hernia. Surgical reduction was done under xylazine-ketamine anaesthesia and the animal made an uneventful recovery.
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