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Journal of the South African Veterinary Association

versão On-line ISSN 2224-9435
versão impressa ISSN 1019-9128

J. S. Afr. Vet. Assoc. vol.80 no.4 Pretoria  2009




Construction and insertion of oesophageal cannulae for use in domestic ruminants



D G BooyseI; G HarmseII; E A BoomkerI

IDepartment of Anatomy and Physiology
IIDepartment of Production Animal Health, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110 South Africa




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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Received: September 2009
Accepted: December 2009



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