Using acellular aortic matrix to repair umbilical hernias of calves
Article first published online: 29 MAY 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Australian Veterinary Journal © 2013 Australian Veterinary Association
Australian Veterinary Journal
Volume 91, Issue 6, pages 251–253, June 2013
How to Cite
Kumar, V., Kumar, N., Gangwar, A. and Saxena, A. (2013), Using acellular aortic matrix to repair umbilical hernias of calves. Australian Veterinary Journal, 91: 251–253. doi: 10.1111/avj.12058
- Issue published online: 29 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 29 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 SEP 2012
- Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India
- acellular aortic matrix;
- umbilical hernia
Umbilical hernias are a relatively common, possibly hereditary, condition in calves. Acellular aortic matrix (AAM) was evaluated for the repair of umbilical hernias in nine calves.
Fresh buffalo aorta to be used as a graft was decellularised using 1% sodium dodecyl sulfate and 0.25% trypsin. Under xylazine sedation and local analgesia, the hernial ring was exposed and repaired with the AAM graft using an inlay technique.
All animals had an uneventful recovery without clinical signs of wound dehiscence, infection or recurrence of hernias during the 6-month follow-up period.
AAM of buffalo origin has adequate strength to be used safely for the repair of umbilical hernias in calves.