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Ciência Rural

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SILVA, Luiz Antônio Franco da et al. Bovine rumenotomy: use of garment and parenteral oxytetraciclyne prophylaxis on post-operative complications. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2005, vol.35, n.3, pp.611-617. ISSN 1678-4596.

The effects of surgical garment of surgeon and auxiliary and the use of antibiotic were evaluated for the occurrence of postoperative complications in 28 cows submitted to rumenotomy the cours were equally allotted to the following groups: Group I (GI) and II (GII), rumenotomy performed following standard surgery garment procedures for both surgeon and auxiliary; groups III (GIII) and IV (GIV) rumenotomy performed without garment. On the postoperative, parenteral antibiotic with oxytetracycline was used on groups I and III. The main complications observed were: edema, subcutaneous emphysema, wound dehiscence and peritonitis. Surgical garmenting contributed positively to reduce healing time. The antibiotic tused did not influence recovery time within groups without surgical garmenting of surgeon and auxiliary.

Keywords : rumenotomy; cattle; antibiotic; surgical garment.

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