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TRANSVERSE VAGINAL SEPTUM: A CONGENITAL MALFORMATION AND ITS MANAGEMENT IN A FEMALE DROMEDARY CAMEL

Z. I. Qureshi, M. Iqbal, A. Wahab, R. Yass and M. Naif
Central Veterinary Hospital, Al-Watba, Baniyass, Abu-Dhabi, UAE

Abstract

A seven year old female dromedary camel was examined for the complaint of inability to breed due to problem during penile intromission. Vaginoscopy, using equine tube vaginoscope, revealed the presence of a tissue flap cranial to the urethral opening, buldging caudally and separating the cranial and caudal parts of vagina. Digital palpation was also performed and the condition was diagnosed as transverse vaginal septum. For treatment, the vaginal septum was grasped with an Allis tissue forceps and a circular piece was severed from the center with the Metzenbaum scissors. The remaining portion of septum was then carefully trimmed. About 28 days after surgery, the animal showed heat signs and was mated. On ultrasonographic examination three months, post mating the animal was found pregnant.

Key words: Vaginal septum, treatment, female camel.
 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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