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Aims: To describe the scrotal hernia in 6 and 9 months old rams and their management case.
Presentation: A 6 and 9months old oudah rams were presented to the large animal unit of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, with the complaint of testicular swelling. The cause of swelling was not certain but one of the rams (9 months old) was initially taken to “non-veterinarian”. Attempt to correct the hernia by the non-veterinarian failed. The animal was then presented to the hospital. Scrotal hernia was diagnosed on examination and herniorrhaphy was carried out to correct the defect. The animals were hospitalized for postsurgical care management and daily assessment revealed progressive healing of the surgical site until sutures were removed. Animals were discharged 10 days after the surgery and no evidence of recurrence.
Conclusion: This article presents the successful surgical management of scrotal hernia in 6 and 9 months old oudah rams.