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Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 812340, 3 pages
Case Report

A Case of Complete Rectal Prolapse in an In-Gilt

1Department of Veterinary Surgery and Theriogenology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State 234, Nigeria
2Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike 234, Nigeria

Received 6 August 2014; Accepted 20 October 2014; Published 13 November 2014

Academic Editor: Nektarios D. Giadinis

Copyright © 2014 Njoku Uchechukwu Njoku et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A seven-month-old in-gilt was presented with an intractable rectal prolapse. The prolapsed rectum was swollen, necrotic, and ulcerated. The pig was apparently healthy and had been ingesting high fibre feed materials, with little water. The pig was anaesthetized with 1.1 mg/kg body weight of xylazine and 10 mg/kg body weight of ketamine administered intramuscularly and intravenously, respectively. The prolapse was removed by placing a stay suture distal to the necrotic tissue and excising the tissue close to the apparently healthy part. A rectopexy was also performed. The pig was placed on prophylactic antibiotics and discharged.