Cattle prolapse management
Keywords:prolapse, rectal, vaginal, uterine, client education
There are already numerous journal articles and sections in books that describe the various forms of prolapses in cattle and the underlying causes and methods of correction. This article starts with essential techniques no matter what type of prolapse is present. This article includes proper epidural placement, pain management, topical therapies, suture selection, the timing of correction, and most importantly, the client conversations that should happen while managing prolapses. After that review, there will be a section for each of the most common types of bovine prolapses that will include the risk factors to look for during the initial exam, the technique for correction, additional medications warranted, and the proper follow-up care and client communication.