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Ombilical hernia

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Carolyne Boileau
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Username: Dutch4me

Post Number: 1
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Sunday, May 08, 2005 - 01:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My colt is now 3 weeks old. After birth, we discovered he had an ombilical hernia. The hole wasn't big (about a nickel). The vet said to wait and see, that it should close on its own within 6 weeks. The vet is schedule to come in 2 weeks to see how it's healing. My question is what will happen with excess skin? Will the foal need surgery? Will the skin distend as the foal grows?

Thanks.
 

TX Breeder (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Sunday, May 08, 2005 - 09:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Usually, yes it will. Hard to say about yours without seeing it. As your vet told you, these things can clear up on their own in a matter of a month or so. Keep an eye out for any diarrhea, listlessness or elevated temperature.

In over 20+ years of foals, I have only had one that needed surgery. (for closure, not because of the skin). Even then, all was well.
 

Ruth (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Monday, May 09, 2005 - 01:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Our vet advises us to push everything up into the hole and then poke around gently for a minute or so to encourage the hole to close. We only had one it didn't work on and they taped it. That worked for her.
 

phantomdream (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 04:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have seen alot of these and would suggest rubing not pocking. You don't want to kink or damage the area,strock almost like a massage then the tape after the second or third day of thearpy. Good luck just don't leave it to nature.
 

J.R.Hamilton
Neonate
Username: Cobbreeder

Post Number: 5
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 09:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How many fingers is the hernia... it's been the practice of many equine clinics to wait until the foal is at least 3-4 months old. IF under 3 fingers in "length" leave it...normally it will close on its own , if over 3 fingers at 4 months...you probably should have it closed surgically( esp while foal is still on mare.)
Went thru same thing last year... it was just less than 3 fingers and did close totally by 4 months. You can apply some gentle pressure while checking it ... but my Vet would not be thrilled with any actual poking of tissue( usually intestine) back up into the hernia... you might bruise intestinal tissue.
 

Rooty (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 11:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have had 3 different vets recommend gently pushing the tissue back up and massaging the area with your fingers, I didn't mean poking as in forcefully, what phantomdream said about massaging the area is more what I was getting at. Sorry if I wasn't clear!
 

Carolyne Boileau
Neonate
Username: Dutch4me

Post Number: 2
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 10:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, I did leave it to nature as I was told to by my vet and am happy to report that the hernia is now closed.Thanks everyone for your replies.



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