Acta Vet. Brno 2010, 79: 469-473

Surgical Treatment of Displaced Abomasum in Cattle Using Ljubljana Method

Jože Starič1, Halil Selcuk Biricik2, Gurbuz Aksoy3, Tomaž Zadnik1

1Clinic for Ruminants, Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
2Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Harran University, Turkey
3Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Harran University, Turkey

Displacement of the abomasum (DA) is an increasingly common disease in dairy cattle in intensive production. This study presents surgical treatment of DA using Ljubljana method in years 2005 and 2006. Slovenian Black and White dairy cows (n = 30) with left DA in 19 cows, right DA in four cows, anterior DA in two cows and abomasal volvulus in five cows were used. The surgical treatment was successful in 28 cows, 2 had to be euthanized due to complications associated with left DA and abomasal volvulus. One month after the surgery all 28 cows were productive. Omentopexy using Ljubljana method can be used as a clinical procedure as well as procedure performed in ambulatory practice.


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