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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 Cape Town  2009

 

CLINICAL COMMUNICATION KLINIESE MEDEDELING

 

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

 

 


ABSTRACT

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

 

 

* Author for correspondence. E-mail: el.boomker@up.ac.za

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