Rectal prolapse in agouti (Dasyprocta aguti) - Case report

  • Wagner Costa Lima
  • Dayanne Anunciação Silva Dantas Lima
  • Marcelo Campos Rodrigues
  • Ana Maria Quessada
  • Abdias Pereira Último
  • Bruno Carneiro Pinheiro


ABSTRACT. Lima W.C., Lima D.A.S.D., Rodrigues M.C., Quessada A.M., Último A.P. & Pinheiro B.C. [Rectal prolapse in agouti (Dasyprocta aguti) - Case report.] Prolapso retal em cutia (Dasyprocta aguti) - Relato de caso. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 36(4):409-411, 2014. Curso de Pós-Graduação em Ciência Animal, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal do Piauí, Campus Socopo, Teresina, PI 64049-550, Brasil. E-mail: The clinical signs and treatment of rectal prolapse in agouti (Dasyprocta agouti) are described in the present report. The animal, coming from the Nucleus of wild animals of the Federal University of Piauí, was admited in Veterinary Hospital of the institution with a reddish and shiny mass out of the anus. At the clinic examination rectal prolapse was diagnosed. The rectum was manually repositioned and was made a purse-string suture. However, the prolapse relapsed, then was performed colopexy following celiotomy, which was efficient to reduce rectal prolapse in the agouti.

How to Cite
LIMA, Wagner Costa et al. Rectal prolapse in agouti (Dasyprocta aguti) - Case report. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, [S.l.], v. 36, n. 4, p. 409-411, dec. 2014. ISSN 2527-2179. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 jan. 2018.

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