Traumatic preputial stricture and rupture in a 10 month old Brown Swiss bull
A 10 month old Brown Swiss bull with a history of attempting to jump a wire fence was presented to the Cornell University Farm Animal Hospital with severe preputial and ventral abdominal swelling 3 weeks after the initial insult. Preliminary diagnostics included ultrasound (trans-abdominal and trans-rectal), blood work, and an exploratory surgery. Surgery revealed a complete stricture at the distal aspect of the prepuce leading to an inability to pass urine, a build up of urine in the preputial space, and subsequent rupture of the prepuce and urine infiltration into the surrounding subcutaneous tissues. To remove the stricture and associated necrotic tissues of the prepuce, a reefing procedure was performed. After a 1 month period, the bull sloughed a large portion of the necrotic subcutaneous tissue of its ventral abdominal wall and a preputial reconstruction was performed. Two additional surgeries were undergone to advance the preputial orifice cranially and stretch the lamina interna to reduce the chance of preputial avulsion from the penis during erection.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2008 V56
Cattle -- Wounds and injuries -- Case studies; Cattle -- Surgery -- Case studies