Abomasotomy

Abomasotomy

 

a surgical method of opening the abomasum, or fourth stomach, of a ruminant by an incision in the abdominal wall. It was first proposed in 1936 by the Soviet veterinary surgeon S. G. El’tsov for the removal of solid formations of plant and animal origin (bezoars) in sheep. Abomasotomy is also used to treat cattle with volvulus or obstruction of the abomasum by solid food masses and sand.

REFERENCE

El’tsov, S. G., and G. S. Kuznetsov. “Abomazotomiia.” Veterinarnaia entsiklopediia, vol. 1. Moscow, 1968.
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These conditions often require exploratory laparotomy, rumenotomy, diaphragmatic herniorrhaphy, abomasotomy, enterectomy and anastomosis.
In group III, abomasal impaction was diagnosed in seven animals and abomasotomy was performed in six animals.
Serum potassium level in present study showed decrease after surgery up to 48 hours, except in abomasotomy wherein an increase was noticed up to four hours (Nath et al., 1991).