Representation and Education

Treatment of uterine prolapse

This brief paper is given to record the treatment and results of 15 cases of prolapsed uterus in the Glasgow University Practice from October 1980 - April, 1981. These cases were treated by a method suggested by Michelat in Germany in 1966, Manefield in Australia in 1972 and brought to our attention by Cagienard of New Zealand in ‘Veterinary Practice’ in 1979.
Traditionally the five Vets. in the practice had returned the prolapsed uterus by raising the posterior end of the cow (if recumbent) by use of pulley blocks or a tractor with a buck rake. The uterus was then replaced usually after the use of an epidural anaesthetic and posterior pituitary injection.


R W J Plenderleith

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7th Apr 2017

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