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OLIVEIRA, Graziela Kopinits de et al. Colopexy in Dorper lambs with rectal prolapse. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2009, vol.39, n.2, pp.479-483. ISSN 0103-8478.

Rectal prolapse is a common affection in lambs of short tail. This study aimed at reporting the colopexy to reduce the rectal prolapse in Dorper lambs. Thirty animals were submitted to surgery and three of them died in the postoperative period. Three animals had to be sacrificed, because they have shown prolapse recurrence (one of them was old, and the other three were in a strong debilitated state). At 15 days after the surgery, five animals showed prolapse recurrence and the colopexy was performed again in three having good results in only one, the other two were sacrificed. At the 30 postoperative days, an animal showed rectal prolapse signals, the other nineteen animals (63,3%) were healthy. The colopexy use is an option to rectal prolapse treatment in Dorper lambs, although, recurrences and complications are expected.

Palabras clave : rectal prolapse; lambs; Dorper; colopexy.

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