Unilateral inguinal hernia in a 5 years old bitch-a case report
A 5-year-old, entire cross breed bitch was presented to the University of Nairobi veterinary clinic with a pendulous swelling located on the caudal ventral abdomen. Diagnosis of inguinal hernia was confirmed through radiography and ultrasonography, which revealed protrusion of the intestinal loops into the swelling. Herniorrhaphy was done under general anaesthesia. The hernia sac contained intestines and omentum. Excessive hernia sac was trimmed of and the edges apposed using chromic catgut number 2/0 in a simple interrupted pattern. Antibiotics were administered for 5 days post-operatively. Follow up, was done until healing and no complication was noted apart from slight edema for the first three days post-operative.