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Surgical treatment of an umbilical hernia in a free-ranging sub-adult African elephant in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Mijele, Domnic; Njoroge, Michael; Kaitho, Titus;
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  • Published: 01 May 2015 Journal: Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports, volume 6, pages 165-170 (issn: 2230-2034, eissn: 2230-2034, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Dove Press
Abstract
Domnic Mijele, Michael Njoroge, Titus Kaitho Veterinary Services Department, Species Conservation and Management Division, Kenya Wildlife Service, Nairobi, Kenya Abstract: A 10-year-old male African elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya, weighing approximately 1,600 kg, presented with an umbilical hernia in October 2013. Umbilical herniorrhaphy was carried out under field conditions. Anesthesia was induced and maintained using etorphine hydrochloride for 3 hours during the surgery. This case report details both the surgical and anesthetic procedure carried out to correct the hernia, and the eventual successful recovery of t...
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free text keywords: etorphine hydrochloride, Case Report, umbilical herniorrhaphy, local anesthesia Lignocaine + adrenaline, African elephant, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100, general anesthesia, Research and Reports [Veterinary Medicine]
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publication . Article . Report . 2015

Surgical treatment of an umbilical hernia in a free-ranging sub-adult African elephant in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Mijele, Domnic; Njoroge, Michael; Kaitho, Titus;