Ventral abdominal and umbilical hernia in sheep in Babylon

Abstract

In this clinical study a thirty six of sheepfrom both sex (age: 2 months – 5 years) with umbilical and ventral abdominal hernias were examined in the teaching clinic in College of Veterinary Medicine in Al-Qasim Green University – Babylon – Iraq within 5 years. This study showed that the sheep affected by umbilical hernia was 41.66% and by ventral abdominal hernia was 58.34%. Umbilicalhernia was more common in younger ages while ventral abdominal hernia was more common in the older ages. The study also showed the successful surgical treatment using horizontal mattress interrupted with simple interrupted suture with minimal complications.