Surgical Management of Traumatic Teat Fistulas in Crossbred Goats with Polyester Sutures
Keywords:Goats, Traumatic teat fistula, Polyglactin 910, Braided Polybutilate coated Polyester sutures
A total of six goats presented to University Veterinary Hospital (UVH), at Omar Al-Mukhtar University, with traumatic teat fistulas were selected for the present study. Upon preoperative evaluation, the mucosal and muscular layers were sutured separately by a simple continuous suture pattern using polyglactin 910. The skin edges were opposed by using braided and polybutilate-coated polyester sutures. Postoperative evaluation of the reconstructed teat was carried out by morphological evaluation and ultrasonographical evaluation. The quality of milk and milk ability reflected the effectiveness of the technique in regaining the functional capacity of the teat postoperatively. The surgical technique employed for the management of teat wounds with fistula was found to be less effective due to the encountered complications which could be due to the management practices, postoperative care, and the suture material.
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