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Journal of the South African Veterinary Association

On-line version ISSN 2224-9435
Print version ISSN 1019-9128


BOOYSE, D G; HARMSE, G  and  BOOMKER, E A. Construction and insertion of oesophageal cannulae for use in domestic ruminants. J. S. Afr. Vet. Assoc. [online]. 2009, vol.80, n.4, pp.270-273. ISSN 2224-9435.

The design of an oesophageal cannula for goats, sheep and cattle is described. The cannula consists of a base, threaded bar and stopper made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or wood. The surgical procedure in goats for inserting the cannula is described as well as how to keep the wound around the cannula clean.

Keywords : cattle; construction of cannulae; fistula; goats; sheep.

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