Infertility associated with persistent hymen in an alpaca and a llama

Tan, Rachel H.H., and Dascanio, John J. (2008) Infertility associated with persistent hymen in an alpaca and a llama. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 49 (11). pp. 1113-1117.

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Abstract

Perforation and dilation of the persistent hymen in an alpaca and a llama, detected by vaginal examination and endoscopy, was achieved by use of a sigmoidoscope and incremental dilation using cylindrical instruments to a maximum diameter of 38 mm. Outcome and subsequent fertility are dependent on length of time the obstruction has been present and secondary uterine disease.

Item ID: 6061
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: lama pacos; hymen; infertility; uterine disease; endoscopy; sigmoidoscope
ISSN: 0008-5286
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2010 05:48
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070703 Veterinary Diagnosis and Diagnostics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8303 Livestock Raising > 830307 Minor Livestock (e.g. Alpacas, Ostriches, Crocodiles, Farmed Rabbits) @ 100%
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