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Construction and insertion of oesophageal cannulae for use in domestic ruminants : clinical communication

D.G. Booyse, G. Harmse, E.A. Boomker
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 80, No 4 | a226 | DOI: | © 2009 D.G. Booyse, G. Harmse, E.A. Boomker | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 May 2009 | Published: 28 May 2009

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D.G. Booyse,
G. Harmse,
E.A. Boomker,

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The design of an oesophageal cannula for goats, sheep and cattle is described. The cannula consists of a base, threaded bar and stopper made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or wood. The surgical procedure in goats for inserting the cannula is described as well as how to keep the wound around the cannula clean.


Cattle; Construction of Cannulae; Fistula; Goats; Sheep


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