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Complications following the use of the closed suturing technique for correction of left abomasal displacement in cows
  1. LJ Rutgers and
  2. MA Van der Velden


The closed suturing technique has been introduced as a quick, easy and cheap method of surgical correction of left sided abomasal displacement in cows. It is questionable if good reposition and fixation are always achieved using this technique. The closed suturing technique in four cases of left sided abomasal displacement was investigated. Additionally, six cases treated this way in general practice were investigated. It is concluded that from a surgical point of view the closed suturing technique should be rejected because it is unknown which abdominal structures are being sutured.

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