The diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernia in a 4-month-old Texel lamb

Busin, V. , Del Pozo, J. and Sargison, N. (2013) The diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernia in a 4-month-old Texel lamb. Livestock, 18(6), pp. 242-243. (doi: 10.12968/live.2013.18.6.242)

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This case report describes the clinical diagnosis and post-mortem confirmation of herniation of the abomasum into the thoracic cavity of a 4-month-old Texel lamb through a diaphragmatic tear, extending from the oesophageal hiatus. Diaphragmatic herniation is extremely uncommon in sheep, and unlike the situation in the case described, previous reports have all been based on post-mortem findings alone. The findings suggest that the tear was acquired, predisposed by a congenital weakness or malformation surrounding the oesophageal hiatus. It is proposed that there may be a heritable susceptibility to diaphragmatic tearing the Texel breed.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Busin, Valentina
Authors: Busin, V., Del Pozo, J., and Sargison, N.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Livestock
ISSN (Online):2044-3870
Published Online:03 December 2013

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