46-Title: Comparative evaluation of polypropylene and plasma coated polypropylene mesh for umbilical hernioplasty in bovine calves

46-Title: Comparative evaluation of polypropylene and plasma coated polypropylene mesh for umbilical hernioplasty in bovine calves

Authors: NS Chaudhari, PB Patel, JB Patel, PT Sutaria, AM Patel, RK Gosai and Abhishek M Patel

Source: Ruminant Science (2022)-11(1):225-230.

How to cite this manuscript: Chaudhari NS, Patel PB, Patel JB, Sutaria PT, Patel AM, Gosai RK and Patel Abhishek M (2022). Comparative evaluation of polypropylene and plasma coated polypropylene mesh for umbilical hernioplasty in bovine calves. Ruminant Science 11(1):225-230.


The purpose of the study was to evaluate the polypropylene mesh and plasma coated polypropylene mesh for umbilical hernioplasty in bovine calves. For the study, twelve clinical cases of umbilical hernias in bovine calves were used in two groups, viz. Group I (polypropylene mesh hernioplasty, n=6) and Group II (plasma coated polypropylene mesh hernioplasty, n=6). Ultrasonography and different biochemical, haematological and physiological parameters were recorded on 0 day (preoperative), 12th and 30th postoperative days in both groups. Results showed that in Group I, four cases recovered uneventfully, while in two cases complications, viz. pus formation along with the partial rejection of mesh and seroma formation were observed. Whereas in Group II, all the cases recovered uneventfully without any complication. It was concluded that umbilical hernioplasty using polypropylene mesh provoked more inflammation and infection at the surgical site, while plasma coated polypropylene mesh hernioplasty was found satisfactory without any postoperative complication.


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