Umbilical hernias in goats are uncommon and can vary in their etiology and management. Hernioplasty can be done by closing the abdominal wall with a horizontal mattress pattern using absorbable sutures. However, larger defects (hernial ring size >3 cm) generally require the use of prosthetic materials that allow for a tension-free repair. In this study, 10 young female goats with umbilical hernias and hernial ring sizes ranging from 7-10 cm in width were treated using a double-layer polypropylene mesh. An ultrasonographic examination was performed to assess healing and connective tissue production.
VILAR, JOSE M.; CORBERA, JUAN A.; and SPINELLA, GIUSEPPE
"Double-layer mesh hernioplasty for repairing umbilical hernias in 10 goats*,"
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 35:
2, Article 11.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol35/iss2/11