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Re: Leaves are falling

Post by Bright Raven » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:11 am

alisonb wrote:
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One has an umbilical hernia. I need to get her in and tie that off.
How are you going to tie it off?
What is the size of the opening of the umbilical ring?
Have seen smaller hernias heal spontaneously...hopefully this is the case. Be careful that it is not infected or that intestines are not strangulated ;-)
Thanks. When I posted that, I had not examined her. Yesterday, I did. I also have discussed it with Ken (wbvs58).

The opening is very small about a finger. I could not feel any intestinal tissue in the naval pouch. It feels more liquid. Which could be infection but I would guess it is not. Ken suggested using safety pins and an elastic band to seal it. I am uncertain without further examination as to the exact diagnosis.


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Re: Leaves are falling

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:22 pm

If it is not hot and no tissue in it, I generally ignore (benign neglect, as Dun would say).
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Re: Leaves are falling

Post by Bright Raven » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:27 am

alisonb wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:01 am
Bright Raven wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:27 pm
One has an umbilical hernia. I need to get her in and tie that off.
How are you going to tie it off?
What is the size of the opening of the umbilical ring?
Have seen smaller hernias heal spontaneously...hopefully this is the case. Be careful that it is not infected or that intestines are not strangulated ;-)
Alison - the outcome.

I got the calf in the Sweep a second time. I palpated the naval sac. I thought I could feel some tissue this time in the naval sac. It didn't take me long to figure out that I could not hold the calf on her back.

So I made an appointment for this morning with the vet who would not only be an extra set of hands but might have some sedatives.

After his exam, he confirmed that the opening was no more than a finger. He did think there is some intestinal tissue in the naval pouch. His conclusion was to do nothing and watch it for another 4 weeks. He believes it will heal on it's own and the intestinal tissue will pull into the abdominal cavity.
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Re: Leaves are falling

Post by alisonb » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:58 am

That sounds positive...hope she heals up :D

If you like you could put a band of elastoplast around her body. At the hernia area place a bit of cotton wool or padding that will not put too much pressure on the opening...but just enough, under the elastoplast. Use a broad one like this -
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Mother may try and get it off though ;-)
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