Post incisional hernia in dogs and cats

The case records of nine dogs and six cats with post-incisional hernia were managed by surgical correction at the Veterinary Hospital of the Federal University of Santa Maria, RS, Brazil, between January 1980 and June, 1998. Dogs and cats presented focal peritonitis that were treated by fluid replacement, antibiotic therapy, copious abdominal lavage, surgical debridement and reparation. This terapeutic protocol was efficient and all animals survived.

eventration; evisceration; peritonitis; wound deiscence; abdomen; surgery

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